Looking for an easy way to fill a large area on your empty walls?
Tired of spending a large amount of money on wall decor accessories?
I found the perfect answer to this challenge by making easy DIY faux tin tiles with wood.
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I was really liking the idea of using old ceiling tin tiles as wall decor on my walls. I was having a hard time finding ones that were in good condition without costing a small fortune. Thay’s when I decided I could just make my own.
Step 1: Cut the underlayment board to the desired size. I used 8-inch squares and 13-inch squares based on the stencil sizes.
Step 2: Center stencils and tape in place. Add embossing cream over stencils. Watch this video to see how.
Step 3: Paint boards with black paint.
Step 4: Randomly add pewter or silver metallic paint.
Step 5: Add crackle medium and vaseline to the boards
Step 6: Add white paint over the boards
Step 7: Randomly distress white paint to expose the metallic and black paint
Step 8: Seal with clear wax
Step 9: Randomly add dark wax and pewter wax to add dimension to the boards. I used pewter mica powder and mixed it with clear wax to create a pewter metallic wax to add additional metallic details.
Step 10: Mount faux tin tiles to wood boards (optional) or add a hanger to the back of the faux tin tile and hang it directly on the wall. You can also lean the faux tin tile against a wall in a vignette or on the mantel.
Now make sure to see what the other ladies made for the #oneboardchallenge
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Jean C says
How clever! Looks like something I could do! Does the wax make these waterproof? I was thinking of something for a kitchen backsplash.
Designed Decor says
Jean, Wax is not waterproof. Liquitex Acrylic Polymer Varnish is a waterproof sealer you could try.
I never would have known that this wasn’t old tin. The display looks beautiful!
Designed Decor says
Thank you, Paula!