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We Finished Our Sun Room: Tin Ceiling

Last week I share with you how we finished our sun room walls by using pallets. We have also finished the ceiling. 

Here is a picture of the outside of our sun room. It’s a great addition to our home. 

sun roomHere is a picture of the inside of the sun room when we bought our house. 

pallet sunroom1Here is a picture with the walls finished. As you can see, HUGE improvement! But the ceiling still needed something. 

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Here is another shot of the unfinished ceiling. It really wasn’t so bad, except for the giant white square in the middle. We had discussed just painting the ceiling all black, or all white. In the end we decided a somewhat weathered tin ceiling would really tie the whole room together to give it the rustic feel we were going for. tin roof celing

 

We looked online and discovered that if we were to buy all new corrugated tin from a store it would cost us around $200 for a 12 x 20 foot room! That was over budget by about $150. 

We live in a rural area. That means that there are a ton (like literally thousands) of old barns and sheds in our county. Some are in awesome condition but most are half way falling down. Every time we drove past one my husband would say, “Look at all the awesome tin on that shed! That would be perfect for our sun room!” 

Since there was so much all around us we tried posting a “Wanting to Buy” message on an area Facebook page, to see if we could buy some for a cheaper price. No luck. No one wanted to get rid of their old falling apart sheds. 

One day we were driving out to Seth’s parent’s house (in the middle of the country). After we passed about six sheds with beautifully weathered tin, we passed the neighbor’s house. They had the most beautiful tin on a shed that was falling down. The roof was already laying all over the ground around this shed. Seth decided to ask this neighbor if we could buy the tin from this shed. The neighbor was very kind and let us have for free! 

tin ceiling 1

 

The only thing we actually ended up buying (other than nails) was this ceiling fan.

Which meant that finished this entire sun room for less than $100!!!!! tin ceiling 2This sun room is perfect for early morning coffee, homeschooling on beautiful days, listening to a storm, hiding from your kids while you eat a snickers and just take 5 minutes to yourself, and reading a great book! 
tin ceiling 3 tin ceilingIf your going to spend a lot of time in a room, you might as well make it beautiful! 

Anna

Check out my post on how we put pallets on the sun room walls! 

 

About the author: Linda and Anna are a mother-daughter team that enjoy cooking, crafting and sharing advice with each other. Here they enjoy sharing all their new recipes and ideas with their readers.

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  • Susan June 24, 2014, 1:13 pm
    Gorgeous! We have just acquired similar tin we are going to use on our basement walls. I was wondering if you used any type of sealer to keep the tin from rusting further?
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy June 24, 2014, 2:08 pm
      Susan, we did not use a sealer. Our tin is not going to be exposed to any water so I'm not worried about further rust. I would love to see a picture of your basement when you get it finished! Anna

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