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“Tin Ceiling”


Description from Chicky Chicky Blueroze: While watching The Learning Channel program Moving Up, I was thinking how I would love to have a recessed tin ceiling and this got me to looking at all the filigree pieces here.


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  1. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Really cool pick! When we restored our house in Indiana (1886), we used something called Anagalypta (probably GROSSLY misspelled) on the ceiling. It’s an embossed wallpaper they used to use to imitate a tin ceiling. You apply it to the ceiling and paint it. Your pick reminds me of it tremendously.

  2. Chicky Chicky Blueroze
    Chicky Chicky Blueroze says:

    Thanks Debra. I’ve always loved the filigree look on the ceilings. The whole look to me is very Marrakashis style I guess you could say. LOL The wallpaper sounds like it would be fun to work with. How difficult was it to put up?

  3. Leslie W Mtn Chick
    Leslie W Mtn Chick says:

    Great pick! Last week I went to a shop and saw some interesting tin pieces. One was a full size mirror with the frame made of tin about 12″ size squares. It was antiqued in cream and was a great wow piece. Also they had picture frames made out of small tin squares. The last item was a two foot tin square with a square cut out of the center with the edges rolled back to reveal a picture within. They were great!!!

  4. Chicky Chicky Blueroze
    Chicky Chicky Blueroze says:

    Thanks Leslie. I can imagaine they were very pretty. Would love to get a hold of some pieces like that. Filigree to me has such a feminine feeling to it.

  5. Leslie W Mtn Chick
    Leslie W Mtn Chick says:

    Why don’t you make some? I’m sure renovation supply stores have some new tin tiles that can be antiqued any color you want.

  6. Chicky Chicky Blueroze
    Chicky Chicky Blueroze says:

    Yeah, I kind of had that thought in my mind. Maybe someday when my life settles down a little more and I have more room to work. Would be fun to see what I can do with something like that. Great idea about the supply stores. Thanks.

  7. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    I have no clue. Someone put it up for me.

  8. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Chicky Chicky, I love this pick! Tin ceilings are gorgeous and this looks just like one! Love Debra and Leslie’s ideas, too! That is something I love about this site — the sharing of ideas and tips, not just about beading, but about anything — from recipes to decorating! :D

  9. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    What a GREAT idea for a pick!! I love tin ceilings. We used to have one in almost mint condition at the old restaurant. You know, a necklace made entirely out of filigree pieces is not a bad idea! ;)

  10. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    cool pick! :D

  11. Sunny Chick aka Diana
    Sunny Chick aka Diana says:

    Very Clever!!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    I really love this! Tin ceilings are beautiful, and I always wanted to live in a home where I could have one. A tavern that I used to manage had one, and it was my favorite part of the building!

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