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« on: February 17, 2007 11:04:44 AM »

I have one of those really ugly tiled ceilings in my bedroom and I want to do, like a checkerboard effect on them. You know, so each tile would be covered with a scrap of fabric. They're fairly big, about 1 and 1/2 ft by 1 and 1/2 feet.  Does anyone have any idea as to what I should cover them with?  Huh  Huh

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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2007 05:53:05 PM »

I saw them do this on a tv show:

They took each tile down and painted it so it looked like it had a wood grain.  Then when they re-installed them, each one had the grain facing a different direction.  It really looked neat!  These would have to be the tiles that are solid....with no textured print on them.

« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2007 06:41:21 PM »

i wud so decoupage old (well, vintage) magazine pages on them. you wud just have to put some sorta varnish or clear sealer over it.  i am planning on doing this to my bedroom floor when we move...it looks really neat!

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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2007 11:19:35 PM »

I had the same ceiling at my moms house.
You'd have to be careful with this project, as my ceiling tiles were fiberglas, and if the same, your project may not work easily. UNLESS, of course, you just glued whatever it is to the visible part...

Other than that, I don't have much advice. Good luck, though! Post some pics if you accomplish your task. =)

« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2007 12:30:51 PM »

You could treat them like they are canvas frames and "stretch" the fabric onto them, and use tacks or staples to keep them in place so then you can easily change them or take them off, and also, you will still be able to use the fabric if you take them down.
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2007 04:22:36 PM »

You might also be able to use fabric and stick the fabric to the tiles using liquid starch (as in the kind you buy for ironing) which will then be removable.  It has been a while but I think I saw on the old Discovery version of Christopher Lowell where they used this technique to cover a wall in fabric.

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