CREATIVE WAYS TO USE ROOF TILE IN HOME DÉCOR

Creative Ways to Use Roof Tile in Home Décor

Hello there and thanks so much for stopping in today. I’m very excited to report that I am now the proud owner of my latest fixer-upper, which we are calling, The House On Victoria Court. We closed escrow on Monday! This vintage cottage was built in the 1930’s and still retains a lot of its original characteristics. It was well maintained and of all the fixer-uppers I’ve tackled, this home will probably require the least amount of renovation. We are gutting the kitchen and bathroom, adding a rear deck and expanding the front deck, and updating the electrical and plumbing. The rest of the effort will be mostly cosmetic and I hope to complete this renovation in 3 to 4 months.

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As you can see, the split log siding has aged to a pretty gray patina which I really like. But, the wood needs to be sanded down and refinished. If you look closely you can see that the lower 3 or 4 boards have been replaced and stained gray. So, I plan to stain the rest of the house light gray, which I think is attractive.

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But now take a look at the roof. It is a tan colored asphalt composition and doesn’t really match the gray wood siding. While the roof is in relatively good repair and still has a few good years of life, I’m considering replacing it with a new metal roof.

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I’m going for the old Miner’s Cabin aesthetic if you can picture that. Something like what you see in the photo below.

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So, with roofing top-of-the-mind for me, it was ironic that I was approached recently by Danielle, a writer for Roofing Vancouver BC. She says when it comes to roofs, you can always think out of the box and even add a little more of it into your interior or garden design. Who knew?

Danielle pointed out that in today’s do-it-yourself age, repurposing  items for your home is very on-trend, and can be a great way to add low cost style to your home’s décor. If you have a few leftover old roof tiles there is no need to throw them out. Whether you have ceramic, wooden, barrel shaped terracotta or slate roof tiles, there are many things you can do to repurpose or craft them into attractive décor pieces. So, here are some creative ways to use those old roof tiles in unique, crafty and inexpensive ways.

My favorite idea, and one I might incorporate into the design of my latest fixer-upper, is to use wooden roof shingles on interior walls. They add texture and interest. And did you know that repurposed terracotta roof tiles can be used as floor tile? Both brilliant and attractive ideas.

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Barrel shaped roof tiles can be used to create a unique and rustic looking wine rack. This is a great way to add a unique piece to a kitchen, bar or wine cellar, and would be perfect for my own Spanish style home.

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You can use slate tiles to create unique placemats or coasters. They are also easy to write on with chalk, so they can be a great way to add some fun to your kitchen or party decor, as they can become functional place-cards too.

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Turn roof tiles into candleholders. The inner side of barrel roof tiles can be used to hold a candle. What a very chic way to illuminate any room.

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Or, turn a tile into an electrified wall sconce.

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I love the idea of using roof tiles in your garden. Look at the ingenious way one homeowner used leftover roof tiles to construct a raised garden bed.

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And look at this attractive succulent planter in a barrel roof tile.

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Barrel tiles can be used to create a unique scarf, jewelry or key holder too. 

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So as you can see, roof tiles are a great and inexpensive way to create stylish and chic home décor. And for more DIY home decor ideas you might also like my post on how to create inexpensive DIY wall art.

Thank you Roofing Vancouver BC for all the great tips on creative ways to use roof tile in home décor.

So there you have it: CREATIVE WAYS TO USE ROOF TILE IN HOME DÉCOR

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Comments

  • classiccasualhome

    great ideas! I used a large slate tile as a cheese board…and wrote the name of the cheeses with a chalk pen.

  • Mary Ann, THAT IS BRILLIANT!! Thank you for adding one more very clever idea to my list. I’m going to try that!

  • First of all…Congratulations on closing escrow. The house is adorable with so much potential. I really look forward to all seeing what you have planned for this one. Your fixer-uppers have been fun to follow and I bet this one will be just as fabulous as the last. Who knew there were so many ways to use roofing material. Hmmm… gets my creative juices flowing!