Tin Ceilings are awesome.

Remember my reader who wanted my advice on building a modern/vintage kitchen she wouldnt get sick of?

WELL, the recent development is that the entire first floor of her house has an original tin ceiling.


You pretty much cant avoid the industrial vintage/modern look with a tin ceiling. She decided to go with white cabinets and subway tiles and a grayish granite. I think that will look pretty kick ass with the tin ceiling. Now we need some killer pendants for over the island.

And who can forget the coolest project ever to be done with tin:

This room by White Webb from the Kips Bay Show house 2008. Its made from tin cans. I really wish someone would DIY a project like this and tell us about it.
And speaking of Kips Bay…. Since the Show House was postponed until fall… you can get your fix by hitting the pop up shop this week:

Opening Night Preview and Private Sale
Wednesday, May 19, 2010   6 to 9 p.m.   207 East 57th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
Sponsored by One Kings Lane (www.onekingslane.com) .

Open to the public at no charge from May 20 through May 23, 2010.
Thursday & Friday: Noon – 8 p.m.   Saturday & Sunday: Noon – 6 p.m.

Featuring antiques, home furnishings, art, lighting, china, carpets, designer and vintage clothing and handbags, jewelry and much more donated by top designers, dealers and private donors.

Purchase tickets to the opening by calling 718.893.8600 x245 or visiting www.shopkipsbay.org.

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  1. What luck! I love the tin ceiling look!