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Tiny Home Transformed

Introducing the Tin Room Challenge

Inspired by the popularity of tiny houses, and motivated by frugal living, Ben Myler (@mylerben), took on the challenge of converting a shed into a 200 square foot home. Though the project has been a “slow burn” the transformation is stunning.

Enamored with stamped tin tile since childhood, Myler knew that it was going to be on the ceiling from the start and planned around that. “It’s a timeless aesthetic,” said Myler. “I grew up staring at the ceilings of old buildings, getting lost in the designs. 

The selection of Pattern #33 was perfect for the tiny house with its elegant curves and classic fleur de lis. The large-scale pattern takes up 16 square feet and expands the tiny house space well. Antique Silver Gloss color offered ultimate reflective qualities that enhanced the lighting in the solar powered tiny home.

We love the way tin tile transformed this tiny home into something special. That’s exactly the sort of project we’re looking for in our next contest: the Tin Room Challenge.

Tiny house with tin ceilings.


Tin Room Challenge

The Tin Room Challenge tasks participants with the challenge of transforming a single room (or in this case, tiny home) with American Tin Ceilings’ standout products.

You can create a tray ceiling in the kitchen or convert a basement into a swanky speakeasy. Maybe a backsplash or a feature wall is more your style. We invite you to get creative with your spaces then show us what you came up with.

Let 28 modern and vintage-inspired patterns inspire your plans. Then choose from any of our standard or hand-finished Artisan colors to add depth to your space. Get 10% off your order using the code tin10room

The contest runs from now through January and offers VISA gift cards for the winner and runner ups.

1st Prize: $500 Visa Gift Card
2nd Prize: $250 Visa Gift Card
Follower Favorite: $100 (chosen by social media followers #tinroomchallenge)

Learn More about the Challenge


Looking into the tiny home with tin ceilings.

Tiny House Tin Installation

Not only does this tiny home use tin to expand the space visually and maximize the light, it also has a unique installation story. The shed needed insulation to make it more comfortable but Myler didn’t want to lose too much vertical space to install a flat ceiling.

Keeping it minimal, Myler decided to install the tin tile right over the insulation, somewhat like a drop ceiling. Myler also wanted to curve the ceiling to follow the shape of the roofline. Using tin snips, Myler worked around beams and other obstacles providing full coverage for the ceiling. Gentle bends to the tin panels allowed for that curved ceiling aspect that “turned out even better than I expected,” said Myler.

The ceiling was complete in about a day and a half including the insulation. The most time consuming part was working around the beams at the lower portion of the ceiling. “The rest was quick and simple.”

Ben Myler and friend installing the tin ceiling.


Reimagine with Tin Tile

Ready to start your own room renovation? With a little imagination and some tin tiles, you too can transform your spaces. Share your progress with us using #tinroomchallenge on social media.

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