I'm sure most of you figured out from my Junking Post that I chose the old tin ceiling tile (complete with bird poo) for my bedroom art. I purchased it at the building salvage store for $13 and hauled it home in my girlfriend's truck.
I took it outside and scrubbed it, then propped it up in my room and The Big Guy took one look at it and nearly fainted. He told me to get it OUT of the room, he was NOT sleeping under that thing! Geesh.
So, I took it outside and coated it with 3 coats of Heirloom White spray paint
And then my camera battery died...oops. Anyhoo, I moved onto my next step anyway, which I will describe now. Sorry.
Using a foam brush, I brushed on Folk Art Antiquing Polish in brown in 1 foot sections and simply wiped it off with a clean rag. I used a light hand with the wiping part to be sure lots of gunk stayed in the nooks and crannies.
I then used small finishing nails to attach the two short ends to a 1x2 strip of wood on each side to which I attached picture wire.
Then I hung it on an ordinary picture hanger on the wall (it's very lightweight).
And here is my new room! Guess what? No one has become diseased or died sleeping under my new junk turned treasure artwork either. Ha!
I love the crisp look of the white and tans, I love the new artwork, and I have sat on my slip covered love seat every day! Ah...sanctuary...all under $200.
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