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Hang a Tin Ceiling

So you’re soaking in the tub, you’ve got the candles going, you look up, and what do you see? A plain, white ceiling. If you had nicely decorated copper panels overhead, that dancing candlelight would look all the better, wouldn't it?

As This Old House technical editor Mark Powers shows here, you can turn your blank ceiling into an architectural showpiece of pressed metal—with plenty of time to spare for a Sunday soak. You can also install these above kitchen cabinets, or take a classic Victorian-era pattern and paint it white to make a lacy canopy in your bedroom.

For full step-by-step instructions, shopping list, and tools list, see How to Hang a Tin Ceiling.
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