I have been mildly obsessed with home decor, lately, and do a lot of flipping through decorating catalogs. My favorites, Ballard Designs and Pottery Barn, are full of great ideas, but tend to be super expensive. I’ve been searching forever for something to put over our couch, and found these at Pottery Barn.
They’re vintage ceiling tiles, and I am in love with them. But not so in love with the price tag of $99. Granted, in Pottery Barn land, $99 is certainly on the low end of the pricing spectrum, but I thought I could do better.
I picked up these tiles at Hobby Lobby a few years ago (they always have some kind of ceiling tile-ish art work in stock in various colors- I saw red ones last week) for 50%. I always look for the “damaged” ones and get some extra % off of the price for teeny dings. Especially if you’re painting them over, dings save $!
They have a similar look, but the color scheme was wrong. I grabbed a bottle of Krylon spray paint in “Ivory” satin finish and gave them a good four coats of paint. When they were dry, I used a sanding block and gave them a quick once-over. I ended up with this:
Pretty darn close, if you ask me! And for the price of a bottle of spray paint, not a bad deal!
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