Tin Ceiling Decorative Boxes

I found a cute set of round wooden boxes with lids at the thrift store recently. 

I stained the boxes and gave them knobs for handles but then realized I could do more. 

Using a fun tin ceiling tile from the dollar store and gave these cute little boxes an easy and amazing makeover! 

Take a look...

lids with knobs and tin ceiling decoration

This was an easy project for sure! I started with a couple of stained wooden boxes found at the thrift store. 

wooden boxes with lids

While you're reading through this post please visit the bold blue links for the products I used and links to related Homeroad projects. The READ NOW section will take you to bonus projects too! 

affiliate disclaimer

I'm also using a peel and stick tin ceiling tile from Dollar tree. I traced the round box and cut out the tile removing the sticky backing.

tin ceiling tile

I glued the circles to the top of the boxes using hot glue and E6000. 

tin ceiling tile box lids

I painted the stained wooden boxes with a coat Fusion Mineral Paint in Raw Silk.  

painted wooden boxes

As you can see I gave the boxes just one quick coat so when I distress the box the stain will show through. 

tin ceiling painted lids

I used a Distress Ink stamp pad to distress the tin ceiling texture.  The color I used is called Tea Dye. 

distress ink and tin ceiling top

distress ink and ceiling tile texture

I found out the hard way that you can not use sandpaper to distress the plastic tile because it just turns white.

sanded tin ceiling with arrow

Around the edge of the tile I added a length of light colored jute to blend the cut edge with the box top. 

length of jute around edge of tile

Lastly, I sanded the edges of the wooden box with sandpaper, rubbed on a little more distress ink and then added a knob to the center of the top. 

Sanded wooden box

tin ceiling decor box tops

These cute little boxes look so much better now with just a quick $1.25 update. 

round boxes with tin ceiling lids


Please pin --->> 

tin ceiling boxes with overlay

I'm using these cute boxes in my laundry room to hold clothespins and buttons. 

tin ceiling boxes on laundry room shelves


shelves in basement with storage boxes

These great shelves came from Walmart and are perfect for my laundry room organization! 

round tin ceiling boxes

Thanks so much for visiting and before you go please sign up for the Homeroad emails so my next DIY tutorial will go out straight to you!

tin ceiling lids


I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .