Rin Tin Tin

by Laura Casey Interiors on June 21, 2010

I love the variety of uses for tin. A pressed tin ceiling adds so much to this pretty white kitchen.

Windsor Smith’s painted her kitchen tin ceiling white, which looks fabulous!

Tin for the backsplash compliments the distressed cabinets for a more rustic feel.

Artist Tim Arellanos of Albuquerque created these punched-tin doors, which I think are fantastic looking.

A beautifully pressed and carved tin headboard.

Olde Good Thingshas a wonderful selection of antique tin tiles and painted tin mirrors.

What else am I crazy about? Antique tin planters.

Do you love it too?

Photo Credits: Jacqueline Derrey Segura (1) and Windsor Smith (2) both in House Beautiful, Country Living, Decor Magazine Spring 2010, Casamidy, Olde Good Things, via Devonshire of Palm Beach

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Valerie June 21, 2010 at 6:10 am

Love the pictures showing beautiful tin!! Especially the antique planter. Lovely!


2 Jean Walker June 21, 2010 at 6:11 am

I love these examples of how to use tin. The kitchen ceilings are fabulous. Thank you for introducing these beautiful ideas to me.

3 sunny goode June 21, 2010 at 7:31 am

the first photo is AWESOME! love it!!

4 Sally@DivineDistractions June 21, 2010 at 7:51 am

I love the look of tin, I have this facination with ceilings anyway, and I love to see something on them besides white paint. I have done my kitchen ceiling and the ceiling in part of my studio in the decorative ceiling tiles, but I painted them in a copper faux finish which suits me better than the silver. I’m using a tin backsplash in a new project for a client, and we’re both thrilled with the look. Fun post, Laura.

5 Ellen June 21, 2010 at 8:13 am

Your new header looks like a tin pattern, lovely.

6 MyFavoriteFrenchAntiques June 21, 2010 at 8:38 am

The tin adds wonderful texture and artistic beauty. I love both.

7 Kathysue June 21, 2010 at 9:06 am

It fascinates me when I go into an old building with the tin ceilings they are always so beautiuful even when the paint is chipping. Such detail!! Kathysue

8 Mona Thompson June 21, 2010 at 9:15 am

These are great images. I had to save a couple for a job I’m working on right now. I love, love the antique planter. I noticed it was from Old Good Things. We have done business with them for a long time.

9 pve June 21, 2010 at 2:08 pm

“Tin Man” – I adore….tin ceilings, tin planters, tin looks and old oil cans too!~
Tin certainly has my heart!!

10 LLH Designs June 21, 2010 at 6:21 pm

Love it! And I’ve loved that second image ever since I saw it in House Beauitful. And of course I’m seeing tables everywhere I go. Love that first one! Xo…Linsey

11 a perfect gray June 21, 2010 at 6:56 pm

yes, that planter is divine!

12 Devon June 21, 2010 at 9:52 pm

I really like Windsor’s painted tin ceiling. Very fun idea!

13 pretty pink tulips June 22, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Love it! The kitchen ceiling is fantastic and could use about 4 of those planters!!! With lemon trees, please!

14 meg June 23, 2010 at 6:01 am

Tim Arellanos’ doors are stunning; what a fantastic idea!

15 style court June 24, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Thanks for the resource. I think there was a tin ceiling — painted white — in Elliott Puckette’s house, at least as photographed 10 years ago :)

16 Greet July 3, 2010 at 10:22 am

Oh beautiful! i so love the picture of that kitchen table with the slipcovered white seat! Makes the place so charming!

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