Within hours, an ugly, boring ceiling can be transformed into something like this:
We're currently renting, so we can't really undertake any major household changes. But that's what's great about faux tin ceiling tiles, they have so many uses!
I received one faux tin tile and one foam tile for this review, and they're both beautiful.
I decided to use mine as wall art, and happily brought out one of my favorite tools: My Xacto knife! For the foam tile, I used my knife to cut around the inside flourishes and pop-out the center. This would make the perfect spot for a large family photo, etc. My original thought was to cut out the center and place a piece of cardboard behind it painted with chalkboard paint, but decided to use it as a frame/mat for our boring clock instead.
Next came the faux tin tile. This was a bit trickier, as it doesn't exactly fit into our home decor. With a little imagination, I came up with the idea to use the Xacto to cut the flourishes on the outside edges and position the tile on the wall behind our Christmas tree!
I even used a photo of our tree with the tile for my last review with iCaughtSanta.com.
Along the same lines as this idea, faux tin and painted foam tiles make excellent photography backdrops!
As for traditional uses, application to get the look of tin ceiling tiles is a simple process. Tiles can be glued up or nailed up, and many styles can even be used with drop ceiling tiles.
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