backsplash 2.thumbnail The Look for Less: Tintin picture frames The Look for Less: Tin
The Look: Is it tin or is it, wallpaper?

How to Get It: Because I am basically an 80-year-old hidden in the body of a 25-year-old, I love tin ceilings. So when we moved into our house and saw that the previous owners had put tin in the kitchen we were so happy. That is until we realized . . . it’s wallpaper. But, it looks great!

A friend of mine copied the look, using it as a backsplash for her kitchen (click on the image for a larger view). She bought a giant roll of raise wallpaper from Menards at just $9.99 a roll. Then she painted it with a high-gloss paint, so it’s wipeable. I would also recommend Glidden’s Super Washable Flat or any paint that is advertised as kid-proof, because I don’t know about you, but I make hot dogs and some how find ketchup on the ceiling. I love her look so much I think I’ll go ahead and give our ceiling a nice bright white coat of paint.

Note: You can mix and match your paint with your colors. If you want a Ralph Lauren color mixed with Behr, they’ll do it.

Try covering a picture frame with the leftover wallpaper for a unique look that replicates these reclaimed (above) tin frames sold at Uncommon Goods for $130, spray paint them bronze with an antique crackling finish to complete the look.