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Repurposed Vintage Tin Ceiling Wall Decor

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Adding characteristic and charm to your home can be easily achieved with antique and architectural materials. In my home I personalized spaces with repurposed vintage tin ceiling wall decor.

This vintage tin ceiling piece was purchased many years ago at an antiques fair. The tag had a notation that the tin came from an 1899 home in Dublin, GA. At one time I loved the jewel tones that the artist painted on the tin, but over time my tastes have changed. Also, there was a high-gloss finish on top that created a shiny spot from any lighting.

Time for an updated look

I am a firm believer in the fact that if you own something you can do with it whatever you like. In this instance I feel like I’m really taking it back to more of its original finish.

Two years ago I did this with a much larger piece and I loved the new finish. You can read the tutorial HERE.


All this needed was one good coat of creamy white chalk type paint.

After it was completely dry I added a small amount of dark paste wax. The detailed areas are where the wax looked best because it highlighted the artistry of the pressed tin work.

Personally, I think this looks so much better.


Plus the fact that this is no longer in a box in the garage. This gorgeous piece of history is being proudly displayed in my home again.

When I do my kitchen makeover this painted vintage ceiling tin will be part of the wall decor.

Some of my ancestors were born in Dublin, GA. I wonder if this ceiling tin could have been in one of their homes? You never know 🙂

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One Comment

  1. Oh my word you know I am bananas over this piece! It’s gorgeous and I love how you added the detail with the wax too, it’s perfection. Hugs, CoCo

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