Sunday, April 10

Tin Roof?

I found a blog this morning by Miriam Cunningham, called the Tin Roofing Blog. If you like tin roofing then you will love this blog! I found lots of inspiration there.

I decided to try to make embossed tin shingles for the garage. I cut strips from a brownie pan cover. I put a piece of felt under the strip, then used my potato peeler and hammer to emboss it.

I found it difficult to see the embossing as I was doing it. Here is my first attempt. I think with some practice I can do it more evenly?

If this doesn't work, I can always make the same kind of roof that I did on the beach house. That was really easy. I just glued thin bamboo strips onto the roof and sprayed it with silver spray paint.

So, should I continue with the embossed shingles or take the easy way out?

Hope you have a beautiful day!


Linda said...

i like the look of the embossing :D Linda x

Sonja said...

Hi Kathi,
Thanks for sharing the link!! I was searching for a "roof" idea and instruction for my little French house.
I really love your Beach house.
I wish you a nice sunday!
Hugs & kisses to you

Jollie said...

Hi Kathi,

I love how you did the tin roof, it turned out gorgeous! (but that's if you ask me ;)
Thanks for sharing the link!

Hugs Jollie

Norma Bennett said...

The embossing really looks fabulous. Now that you've tried it will you be satisfied with the earlier simpler method (which also looks really great, it's just different that's all). Thanks for the link, I'm going to check them out now :)

Kathi said...

Think I'll be taking the "easy" way this time. I'll save the embossing for my 1/2 scale Fairfield. It has a better roof line for that.
Also, I need to get the garage roof DONE so I can move on to wallpapering the attic. :D

Lucille said...

I love the embossed roof. It's very striking. I've never seen that done before in the mini world. Thanks for the link.

My Wee Life said...

Ooh thanks for that - I fancied doing a copper roof for Lake View (had seen similar on a TV programme called Grand Designs!)- I like both but my initial plan was something similar to your beach house.

Katie said...

I love the roof on the beach house! What a smart idea!