Tin ceiling crown molding shelf

August 22nd, 2009 in member junk     
Craftyladie Craftyladie, member
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I was lucky enough to snag several of these vintage tin ceiling crown molding pieces. With my DBF's help, we designed this shelf. The paint on the tile was very chipped, so I painted it a cream color, a bit of a sagey green and highlighted it with gold. I think this is one of my favorite creations.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, shelf, tin crown molding ceiling tile, repurposed tin ceiling tile

Comments (11)

UltraRoadKing writes: NIce work. Posted: 3:12 pm on February 20th
Craftyladie writes: RustyDiva, you gave me a great laugh! I saw DBF on some other board and was hoping it meant Darling Boyfriend and not Dumb Boyfriend. LOL Anyhoo, Darling Boyfriend is what "I" mean it to be! You will have to take a number on him because all my g'friends wish they had one like him too!

MimiToria, we cut out the ends and the shelf top and routered them. We also cut a 1/8 in. groove into each inside end the same contour of the tin. Of course, we glued them in. That way, the tin is inset into the ends and I think it gives it a cleaner look. Posted: 7:53 pm on August 24th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: So beautiful!
Candy Posted: 12:03 pm on August 24th
RustyDiva writes: Love this also but I have to ask what DBF stands for because I want one with the talent of yours ~ (I'm not a texter). ha

Dear best friend?
Designated boyfriend?
Distant brother Fred? Posted: 10:32 am on August 24th
MimiToria writes: Love what you did with your tin molding. I have a long piece 4 sections in length that I'd like to turn into a shelf unit. Did you guys make your shelf as well? Great job!
Gretchen Posted: 10:47 am on August 23rd
suewhitney writes: This is so cool. Vintage tin adds great charm to any home.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 9:46 am on August 23rd
smiller0529 writes: I love it! Great job. I love old ceiling tin tiles! Posted: 11:21 pm on August 22nd
junktiqueboutique writes: I think the ceiling tins probably look better this way than the original purpose. It is so pretty. Posted: 9:15 pm on August 22nd
wendygail2 writes: you've been busy! I love this! I never come across ceiling tin. :( Posted: 9:12 pm on August 22nd
Craftyladie writes: Thank you so much bookends! I think it's my fave too. Posted: 10:47 am on August 22nd
BOOKENDS writes: My favorite piece so far...am loving all your beautiful work... Posted: 10:17 am on August 22nd
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