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.