Published on March 22nd, 2014 | by GreatGets

DIY Home Makeover – An Easy, Affordable Popcorn Ceiling Fix

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Yes, we are obsessed with decorative ceiling tiles and now we have visual proof of their amazing ability to completely transform a room from drab to fab in a few hours thanks to our friends over at Faux Tin Tiles.  They have put together this amazing pictorial depicting how foam tiles can be a beautiful solution to a common problem – ugly damaged and popcorn ceilings.

Yesterday they happened upon Dana Tucker’s blog post Our New House Kitchen Makeover, and couldn’t wait to share it.  They first congratulate Ms. Tucker on her beautiful remodel complimenting everything from the colors she chose to her stainless steel appliances to her light fixtures (especially the Capiz shell chandelier) to her specialty cabinet and wall paints. They  especially like the way she used styrofoam ceiling tiles to cover the holes left after removing the soffits  and to mask the ugly popcorn texture. This Franklin Tennessee resident not only made it all work together but was able to completely transform her kitchen for about $6500 including the beautiful new stainless steel appliances.

Before Photos - Tennessee Kitchen with Popcorn Ceilings Makeover

To us, what is most amazing is that it only took the Tuckers about a day and half to install the ceiling tiles and cost just $400.00 for the tiles themselves.  They choose to install Decorative Ceiling Tiles R 74 Coronado Styrofoam Ceiling Tile.

Styrofoam Ceiling Tile Installation Over Popcorn Ceilings

This particular tile has enough dimension and pattern to make it interesting but not so much as to make it overly busy and distracting in a classic yet modern kitchen.  Alternatively the folks at FauxTinTiles suggest they might have chosen R 24 Line Art Styrofoam Ceiling Tile, their other favorite tile with an even simpler vintage tin tile pattern.  These styrofoam tiles measure 19 5/8″ x 19 5/8″ and are paintable with water based paints. The standard white tiles cost just $3.99 each.  This pattern is also available pre-painted in antique silver and antique copper colors for $9.99 each.  You can calculate exactly how many tiles you will need directly on the product page (Remember to add a 15% overage just in case you mess up a tile or two – take the minimum number of tiles needed and multiply it by 1.5 to find the total tiles you should order.)   Milan at Decorative Ceiling Tiles suggests using Loctite Power-Grab to glue your tiles up. You will also need an exacto knife with a few fresh blades, measuring tape, a straight edge , and some white caulk.  You can watch the featured and very detailed HOW2 install decorative styrofoam ceiling tiles over popcorn ceilings video before you begin your project.  We promise, it will convince you that you too can do this easy, affordable DIY popcorn ceiling fix!

So here are the after photos – all we can say is WOW!

After Photos Tennessee Kitchen Makeover using Decorative Ceiling Tiles Over Popcorn Ceiling

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DIY Home Makeover – An Easy, Affordable Popcorn Ceiling Fix GreatGets

Summary: Popcorn ceilings are just plain ugly! There is absolutely no reason to continue to live with them anymore. Decorative ceiling tiles are an affordable, mess-free, easy to install diy option. Just glue the tiles directly over your current popcorn and damaged ceilings.

Popcorn Ceiling Fix!


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