Transform any room or walkway using these replica (PVC) Victorian ceiling tiles. They are easily cut with standard scissors and they stick to the wall nicely with coving adhesive. Purchase them on Amazon at a cost of £80 for a pack of 10.
Tin Ceiling Tiles Tin ceilings gained popularity in America in the late 1800s as an affordable alternative to the ornate plaster ceilings of European homes. By the Victorian Era (1839-1901), thin-rolled tin plate was being mass-produced. Today, you can get reproductions of many of the original tin ceiling panels, like this glue-up ceiling installation using Better than Tin's Empire Paintable White Ceiling Tiles.
I have an 1897 house with not much in the way of cabinetry...would love me some cabinets. Need chestnut to match the existing floor to ceiling unit. Oh damn, Chestnut blight. Still -- I could use the tin ceiling!!! ENB
Evoking tin-tile ceilings in Victorian-era houses, patterned metal also looks lovely on walls. Sold in 24-by-24-inch panels, it's perfect for creating 4-foot-high wainscoting. | Photo: Sam Oberter for Greensaw Design & Build | thisoldhouse.com
TOH Pro Tip: "For a pleasing layout, and to avoid awkward cuts at the ends, always work from the center of the ceiling out. Snap two chalk lines: one that bisects the ceiling's length and one that bisects its width. Use the point where the lines intersect as your starting spot." —Tom Silva, TOH general contractor