Tin Wall Tiles

I bought these tin wall squares at Hobby Lobby over a year ago. My intention was to put them in our guest room after a little bit of paint. And well… they sat, and sat, and sat, and then got packed up and moved to KY without ever getting paint or put on the wall. So I FINALLY decided it was time they got done. This was one of the 7 projects I was spray painting at the same time and losing millions of brain cells in the process. Luckily, this went super fast without any problems and it was the first project complete. And I am super happy with how they all turned out.

These were the tiles before. I love all the patterns but I wanted them brighter colors.

So I sanded them down slightly and out came Valspar primer. I just gave them each one coat of primer.

I then picked out these colors, one for each square.

Here they are on the wall. After I spray painted them I took some of my chalk/ink that I use for scrapbooking and rubbed it on all the high points to make all the details stand out.

Right now, we only have a futon in the guest room for a bed and since it is so low I wanted something to hang above it. So that is where they went. I now just need some colorful pillows for the bed.

I also bought this vinyl decal that says “always welcome here” from Shelley at Wonderfully Wordy. I thought it fit well since it is in our guest room. I want the guest to know they are always welcome, (just hope they don’t over stay it- haha).
Pretty simple project but I am happy with the final result!

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  • Nana's Fun Stuff
    June 30, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    I love what you did with the tiles Allison 🙂 Nice touch with the chalk too. Makes them really stand out! Have a great day! ~ Laura

  • Jenglamgirl
    June 30, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    totally adorable. love them so much more

    P.S. YOU WON MY VINYL TOES DECALS! CONGRATS! luck is with you this month! Jenn
    my email is jenglamgirl@gmail.com, I will need your mailing address. Thanks!

  • Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner]
    July 1, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Gorgeous! I LOVE the finished product [and your color choices!]

  • Adventures of a CrAzY LaDy!
    July 2, 2010 at 3:34 am

    These look fantastic! Good Job and thanks for sharing!!!

  • Katie
    July 2, 2010 at 3:40 am

    Love that you added the chalk at the end, that really makes them perfect!

  • Mona
    July 2, 2010 at 3:53 am

    Great idea!!! You're really creative!!!

  • Petie
    July 2, 2010 at 4:33 am

    Great job! They kind of have a headboard effect. Like the chalk accent.

  • Sweetums5
    July 7, 2010 at 3:49 am

    I am stopping by from "Domestically Speaking." Love the way your project came out – beautiful! I still have to find a project to do, but just looking at what you all have done is so inspiring!

  • Vanessa
    July 7, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    So cute – and love the vinyl message for the guest room!

  • Amanda@The Hand Me Down House
    July 7, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    SO cute! What a great idea! And those colors are WONDERFUL together! You did a great job.

  • Pam
    July 7, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    I love your color choices. They look great above the bed. Good job.

  • Anonymous
    July 7, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Really great, I want to find some tin tiles now, I love this!

  • Brooke
    July 7, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    What a simple but totally awesome idea! I love those tin tiles and definitely want to do this project now! Thanks for sharing. I found you at Blue Cricket Design and I'm glad I did!! Have a lovely day.

  • Debbie
    July 8, 2010 at 2:04 am

    I have tins similar that I have been wanting to paint too…well you just gave me the go ahead…looks like another project for me:) Thanks Allison…you are rockin in creativity here these days, I love it, and look at all the parties you join…I love it….thanks for joining mine too. Debbie….this was the first one, and will be every other Wed…and of course my garage salen always on the weekend.

  • Olive Cooper
    July 8, 2010 at 2:12 am

    I love tour selection of pastel colors. Very well done. ~olive

  • Pam @ diy Design Fanatic
    July 8, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Wonderful project, Allison! I love your tin tiles and the new colors!!!

  • Peggy of Plush Nest
    July 10, 2010 at 2:50 am

    love the brighter colors! I think the little bit of aging really makes the patterns pop.
    If they ever go missing, don't look at my house (wink)

  • ellie g
    July 10, 2010 at 6:08 am

    These look awesome! I've seen similar things there and pondered a spray paint fix. Now I can see it would work really well. Yay! Really, I love it. Great job!

  • Emily @ Finding My Aloha
    July 10, 2010 at 8:40 am

    I am glad you went with more color! So fun! Visiting from Tatertots and Jello

  • C'est Magnifique
    July 10, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    I thought they looked pretty with just the primer, but they are beautiful now with all the bright colors!


  • ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com
    July 10, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    What a great little project! Love the colors you chose and how they look on the wall!!
    I'm stopping over from weekend wrap up.


  • Christine
    July 11, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    The tiles came out awesome!

  • Kristina + Justin
    August 17, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    The tiles turned out great. This motivates me to do something with my wall tiles. I came over from the csi project.

  • Sharon@thisthriftyhouse
    August 19, 2010 at 5:56 am

    They look like a million bucks!! Love the bright colors! Nice job.

  • Margie
    August 20, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Love this idea, and love the colors. Great job!

  • Anonymous
    January 13, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    This is great work with tiles colors you are really a creative person and having great sense of beauty, and its a very nice sharing.