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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Ceiling Tiles

We purchased these painted ceiling tiles at Eastern Market recently. The vendor gets these tiles from rehabbed buildings, then paints them and sands them to look worn. We both fell in love the with unique textures and patterns. They came in lots of different sizes, colors, and patterns so we mixed and matched until we found a group that we liked, pulling in our accent colors of green and brick red.




Pefect (well, expect that green one looks a bit crooked). But, once we stepped back and looked at the entire wall these six tiles looked dwarfed on the massive wall.


So, we plan to make a return trip to pick up a few more. We thought about adding an extra row above or below what we already have but right now they are pretty much centered so adding a row to the top or bottom would make the entire set vertically off center. And we aren't too crazy about adding a whole bunch of new holes.

Another idea is to expand them out horizontally and add two new tiles on each end. Or, we could do something truly unique and do a triangle by adding a row of 5 up top, then a row of 4, row of 3, 2, and then 1.

Any ideas or suggestions???

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6 Comments:

Blogger 29...for now... said...

Hmmm. What about framing them in a floating frame? That would make them bigger and space them out a bit.

November 5, 2009 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger Mrs in Training said...

29 - you mean like she should put up trim around them? I like that idea. Otherwise, I vote triangle!

November 6, 2009 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger C7Lan said...

I like the idea of expanding horizontally.

November 10, 2009 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I'm totally late on this but I like the idea of expanding horizontally. Maybe even adding another row on top. That way it's not completely centered on the wall but it's centered to eye level.

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Anonymous Patent Attorney said...

Love the variety of these tiles, makes such a gorgeous effect!

January 8, 2015 at 6:06 AM  

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Ceiling Tiles

We purchased these painted ceiling tiles at Eastern Market recently. The vendor gets these tiles from rehabbed buildings, then paints them and sands them to look worn. We both fell in love the with unique textures and patterns. They came in lots of different sizes, colors, and patterns so we mixed and matched until we found a group that we liked, pulling in our accent colors of green and brick red.




Pefect (well, expect that green one looks a bit crooked). But, once we stepped back and looked at the entire wall these six tiles looked dwarfed on the massive wall.


So, we plan to make a return trip to pick up a few more. We thought about adding an extra row above or below what we already have but right now they are pretty much centered so adding a row to the top or bottom would make the entire set vertically off center. And we aren't too crazy about adding a whole bunch of new holes.

Another idea is to expand them out horizontally and add two new tiles on each end. Or, we could do something truly unique and do a triangle by adding a row of 5 up top, then a row of 4, row of 3, 2, and then 1.

Any ideas or suggestions???

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