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Set the Table with Faux Tin Place-mats

I have partnered with Country Sampler Farmhouse Style Magazine to bring you
some creative decorating ideas for your home.
Today we will show you how to enhance your dining table with the
delicate beauty of faux-vintage tin ceiling tiles, turned into placemats, as seen
in Farmhouse style -Autumn 2018.

But first, a little about Country Sampler's Farmhouse Style magazine, it is filled with 
step by step  DIY projects and creative decorating tips to create the farmhouse-style 
home of your dreams. Not only that, but each issue features tours into beautiful 
farmhouse-style homes, tips, and advice for simple homesteading such as raising 
backyard chickens or goats, features on innovative artists working with 
rustic materials, special articles for hosting backyard picnics, barn weddings and more!  
Farmhouse Style is available as a quarterly subscription
as well as being available in newsstands nationwide. 

Now let's get started with this fun project.  First, you will need some supplies.

  • 2'x4' vinyl ceiling panels
  • Off-white chalk finish paint
  • Paintbrush 
  • Sandpaper
  • Matte waterproof  spray sealer


1. Cut a 2'x4' vinyl galvanized finish ceiling tile panel into approximately 
12"x18" placemats. (This panel design yielded four placemats vertically along the short side.)

2. Dry brush over each placemat with off-white chalk finish paint, leaving small areas of 
the metal tones underneath exposed. Let it dry.

3. Lightly dab the corners and outer edges of the placemat with brown or rust chalk finish paint.
Then, lightly brush over the entire placemat, using minimal paint. Let it dry.

4. Lightly sand random areas to expose the metal tones underneath.  Finish with a matte waterproof spray sealer.

*Alternatively, small decorative backsplash panels that replicate vintage tin ceiling tiles would also work for this project. 

This is certainly a creative and amazing way to bring texture and a fall feel to your table.
It is a great conversation starter and a lovely farmhouse look. I think that one of my
favorite things about this placemat is the easy cleaning, just wipe and done.

Farmhouse Style is such a fabulous magazine that you will want to treat yourself to every
issue filled with hundreds of gorgeous color photos and great ideas.
Charter subscribers can sign up for a subscription at

I am looking forward to their many fabulous projects, are you?

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