Ceiling Trend. Friday , March 09th , 2018 - 05:10:55 AM
One of the biggest lighting problems in many homes is the lack of a central light fixture in large rooms. Some living rooms, bathrooms and some family rooms and dens often have no ceiling light at all, but instead use things like floor lamps and table lamps. It's most likely that these homes were built with an eye toward cutting costs, as it would have taken a little extra time and expense to install a light fixture in these rooms.
Tin ceiling popularity dominated early 1900s ceiling decor as an affordable alternative to expensive, artistic plaster. The industrialization of manufacturing allowed intricate plastering and ornamental stucco decoration to be accurately replicated in tin plated steel. Tin-plated steel could be pressed with embossed designs identical to the beauty of sculptured plaster, yet tin ceiling panels could be massed produced at a fraction of the cost of custom plastered ceilings. Also, the installation of tin ceilings could be completed in a day, where custom plaster ceilings took months or sometimes years to complete.
Many artists like to paint on vintage ceiling tiles. One artist I am familiar with, looks for tins that are more than 100 years old, in good shape and require minimal prep work. The artist I am referring to generally passes up tiles that have holes or dents, preferring instead pieces with unusual designs or shapes which inspire her to use the background as part of her subject matter and design work.
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