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  1. I am so glad I have found your blog! I’ve been enjoying it so much, and don’t know where you find all of these amazing ideas! This is such a great idea. Thank you for sharing it with us at Charming Homes and Gardens.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      So glad you’ve been enjoying it, Kim! My hubs has always said I have enough ideas for 20 husbands;0 It’s a disease!

  2. This turned out great! Thank you for sharing your tutorial.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks:)

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Virginia!

  3. Awesome project. It will be a great mantel backdrop. I’d like to see it with my Nativity set, putting “Gloria”, the angel on the center top! I had to smile when I saw your package of nails! When I haunt ReStore, I look for treasures exactly like that! You never know when that little pack of nails, brads, screws is gonna come in handy!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I love the idea of using it as a backdrop for the Nativity, Kathy! Might have to steal that idea:) And yes…always on the watch for old nails and screws…especially if they already have patina!

  4. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Well, Mrs.Creativity you did it again, a very exceptional piece and so pretty, you will be using this forever. I actually can’t wait to see how many ways you do use it, have a great weekend and thanks for sharing. SNOW,WOW!!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, we’re supposed to get 5 inches today! Too early:( I wasn’t ready…had to pull a bunch of plants into the garage quickly! I can’t wait to hang a pretty Christmas greens wreath on this one! Thanks, Marlene!

  5. Wow, so gorgeous! This will such a beautiful backdrop for so many things!


    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Tania! It was nice to be in the workshop again:)

  6. Wow, Lora, this is absolutely gorgeous! What a stunning pattern and patina on the sheet of vintage ceiling tin. Much more character than had you turned it into a chalkboard.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Never met a vintage tin piece I didn’t love, Marie:) And I probably have enough chalkboards already!