If you follow my blog or Instagram account, then you know my new favorite shopping site is Decor Steals (sure, I love me the usuals: Target, Home Goods, Wayfair, Joss & Main, etc.). But there is something very addictive about finding small businesses who bring you off-the-beaten-path home decor items. Every day is a new treat that I covet; and there are days when I literally have to convince myself why I don’t need that item.
Sooo, when I bought the set of two embossed tin tiles from Decor Steals, I had no idea what I’d do with them. Though I loved all the options, I allowed myself to only buy one set (I went with the option in Antique White, which is pretty much the option pictured below but with cream paint). When they arrived, the cream and brownish-grey didn’t quite pop as much as I’d like, so with a little chalk paint and sandpaper, I’d redo these already-gorgeous tiles.
Photo below from Decor Steals:
The top photo in the collage below (from Decor Steals) shows the option I chose on the far right (option C, on their site), and the photo below is what a two coats of white chalk paint I applied look like:
I love the way the tin tiles looked even more like architectural molding now and until I figure out where they should permanently live, I propped them on my (also Decor Steals) mantel shelf (oh and snag those realistic looking olive trees from Target here):
The moral of the story is, if you don’t like something the way it is, do something (creative) about it!