Saturday, June 6, 2009

Finally

Today I found something I have been searching for over a year for! We have a great event every month during the summer called the Paris Street Market and every time I look for old pieces of tin that were rescued from old buildings. Most pieces are from ceilings that use to be covered with painted tin. They have become quite popular so as the demand rises so does the price.  I was able to find this huge piece today and got the seller down to only $45!
I also found these refinished ones for $55 each. They were about half the size of the one I purchased.  
Even though I sent my husband a picture before I got home he was shocked with what I came home with.  He even commented that he saw stuff like that next to dumpsters.  I still love it though and think I got a great deal.  
We are going to place it on the wall at the foot of our bed.  I have been looking at the big open wall lately and wondering what I could put there.
I need to figure out how to hang it first and what to coat it with so that the paint will stop falling of.  I also need to figure out how to wash it off since the back is covered in dirt.  My hands were covered in dirt by the time I got to my car. 
Please pass along any advice you may have.

8 comments:

Becky said...

I love it! Very shabby chic.

*~! megs !~* said...

no idea how to clean it or anything.. but i like it!! very cool looking! great find!

preppyinnewengland said...

Great pieces! Love the name of the market. Perhaps checking out some art or craft blogs might provide you with a tip. I have always wanted to do a "tin" look to my kitchen ceiling. So many options out there. Love that look!

LuLu said...

I LOVE it!! So something I would buy:) Good luck with getting it ready to hang-if it is heavy I would do wire on the back to hang it...just a suggestion!

Chris said...

The only way to clean it and to not take off all the paint may be just to brush it off with a stiff scrub brush , when you get off enough dirt you can spray it with a clear sealer or brush on a varathane.

Sweet Simplicity said...

I love that piece! It has such a neat design!

Abbie said...

I wish I'd known you were looking for these! I have several just sitting in a closet and would have brought them to you when I come to Denver. I used a scrub brush on ours.

Shauna said...

Thank you for blogging about the Paris Street Market in Denver. My husband and I used to go to it every month in the summer when we lived in Denver 2001-2003. I loved it. I would look forward to it every month. You brought back wonderful memories for me. I am actually sitting on a chair right now that I bought there. There was also a Paris Street Market in Littleton that I found about 3 months before we moved to California. Have you been to that one? It may not even be there anymore. Anyway, thanks again for bringing back great memories for me. Plus I love what you bought