A bona fide tin tiled ceiling has always been on our dream home wish list, but for now we're focusing on other ways to use the show-stopping details. Here are a few of our favorite creative re-uses from Apartment Therapy and beyond.
• 1., 2. As a headboard. The first is from Michael and Anna's incredible home, featured earlier this week on Apartment Therapy: Chicago, don't miss it!
•3. Master re-purposers, Mark and Sally Bailey used salvaged embossed American tiles to adorn a kitchen island featured in their book, Recycled Home.
•4. Tiles are perfectly suited as frames. We like the bold old meets new effect that the vibrant color choice makes on the classic patterned tiles.
•5. As a backsplash. This gorgeous backsplash hails from the home of one of my new favorite blogs for relaxed inspiration, Maria of Vintage Simple. She and her family have lovingly restored a wonderful bungalow with lovely little touches such as this, and Maria has tracked much of their progress on her beautiful blog.
•6. As an accent wall. We've talked about raised panel accent walls and painted accent walls and wallpapered accent walls, but this ceiling tile be-decked wonde— featured on the love list, takes the concept to shiny new level of glam.
•7., 8. As art. Hanging panels as art can come off as a little too shabby chic for most of our tastes— I have this dilemma in my own home— but using multiple tiles in an elongated installation lends the tiles a more streamlined sentiment.
(Images: 1: AT: Chicago, 2: Aimee Herring, 3: Baileys Home and Garden, 4: Better Homes and Gardens, 5: Vintage Simple, 6: via the Love List, 7: Stan Carpenter and Gwen Lausterer via about.com, 8: The World According To Isa)