Did you notice my new artwork above my bed? Want to see the before? The basket is okay, but too small. I needed something bigger and more impressive over this king-size bed.
I needed a B-I-G statement piece on the wall. (sponsored post) My partner, American Tin Ceiling Tile, provided me with these gorgeous ceiling tiles! They are very reasonable, and much less expensive than the antique ones.
They arrived with a white wash on them which was lovely. It is white, and proved to be a little too white for my room, so I simply brushed on a bit of flat cream paint. You can custom order them the way you want them. They have lots of finishes from which to choose.
We nailed them directly into the wall. Well I think we actually screwed them in, but since they are light-weight, I didn’t use any anchors. If you use them for your headboard, you might need to secure them in a more sturdy fashion.
I just LOVE the new look!! King-size beds are so big, and most artwork gets lost above the bed, so I really like this idea.
I love using architectural elements for artwork, especially when you can add a big piece like this. Each piece is 24×24, so the total size is 4 ft by 4 ft which is a nice size. The panels are not exactly square so don’t worry if there are some gaps if you are using 4 together. That is part of the fun of working with artisan pieces. American Tin Celing company has many more styles to choose from in many different finishes. You can find the selections here.
I love architectural elements as decorations and use a lot of gothic architectural elements in my home. (I always wanted to buy an old gothic church and turn it into a residential house– I think I must have been a cloistered nun or monk in my former life!) Your idea of using these pretty tiles over the bed is a great idea and could solve the problem I have been having with wanting a headboard for my king sized bed that is on the low wall of a gabled ceiling in my bedroom! I would only need one tile for the headboard and order enough to go across the bed. I will check out the site that you have given–thank you!
Hi Philomena, we have an entire section of our website dedicated to headboards. They are super easy to make and look great. Check out our step by step here: http://americantinceilings.com/design/headBoard.html or our Pinterest board for more inspiration (there are tons of headboards, furniture, and wall art examples) http://www.pinterest.com/americanceiling/unique-projects-with-tin-tiles/
Thanks for the great post, Anita!
Thanks for sharing this site Anita I love architectural elements, but they are so expensive. Heading over there now. Have a wonderful weekend.
Perfect! I love ceiling tiles and the many creative ways they can be used. In the Maine house, one bathroom has a mirror made from them, and I love it. What really catches my eye are the bottles. I’m a big fan and use them in many ways. Lovely room!
I’m in need of something above my king sized bed….the ceiling tiles will be perfect. I love the look over your bed….
Really like the tiles Anita … also love the bedding. 🙂
Those look fabulous Anita!
Oh my.. really like the look of those tiles. And since your not using your linen bedspread can I buy it?
A pauley says
I love the look and am checking the website out also.
Btw, where did you end up placing the pediment?
I used it in my powder room. I’ll be showing it soon.
Our room is a good size with high ceiling. We have king size bed also. Last year we took the head board off and use the foot board as a head board so it’s not so high. Hubs made me a big rustic wood gate we distressed and painted with light gray paint. I hang different things on the gate depending on season, have some beaded/berry garlands from Michaels on top/sides of gate, give it a cottage look. We have a waterfall chif-a-robe I painted white with green and lavender on little wood flowers when we bought it in KY.
Your ceiling tiles are great behind your bed. Having a king sized bed does present some challenges from time to time. Our bed was black metal but we spray painted it light cream color, like it much better now. We have a bench hubs made years ago in MT at end of bed also, makes it more comfortable to take shoes off/on.
I redid a small end table from Hobby Lobby last year in coral/aqua chalk paint colors I mixed up myself. Then I stenciled clock faces randomly on table and legs. Have another little bit bigger table to redo this year.It’s got 3 wicker front drawers so will have fun with it. Never liked the dark finish both table came with.
Enjoy your new art/headboard. Happy Spring days.
Love redoing furniture for our home, get much more pleasure from them than new furniture.
I’ll have to take look at the ceiling tile site to see what I might be able to use. Happy Spring days
What a beautiful statement piece! I am looking for a headboard idea and this might just be what I am looking for!
Kelly from http://www.lifeonbirchst.com
They are perfect up there, Anita! It’s so hard to find old ones that are in decent shape. It’s really hard to find big ones.
Krutika Bhoot says
Really Anita …tiles are awesome. I really like them.
Thank you for the great post