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Topic: Ceiling Tile Wall Art (Tut Picture Heavy)  (Read 2170 times)
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« on: May 24, 2013 09:16:23 PM »

I recently had the impossible task of attempting to decorate my new apartment. Problem is that we have 11 foot ceilings which when I put anything on them, they look tiny.

I had previously made a similar looking project as a memo board by adding ribbon and upholstery tacks. That is where I got this idea. I also really like people who stretched fabric over canvas but MAN is canvas expensive!?

I think next I will use the left over ceiling tiles to make a sectional tuffed headboard for my bachelor style bed (on the floor without any bedframe XD)

Short tutorial with it.

What you will need:
Drop Ceiling Tiles - (Ask at a hardware store for out of style discounted ones. I got 25 for 5 USD.)
Cheap batting
Staple gun
Utility Knife

Clear coat spray paint

Step One:
Measure the tile using your straightedge, mark and cut with utility knife. These titles cut like butter but they make a MESS! Do this outside or in a basement or somewhere that its okay to get dusted. Make sure to bang all the extra dust off of it.

(Optional) Step One, B:
Sand the cut edge and spray with a clear coat to stop any more dust from falling off.

Step Two:
Make a fabric sandwhich!
Cut fabric by leaving two inches or so on the sides to wrap around. Place fabric right side down, place batting (cut to same size as tile) on top of fabric. Place ceiling tile with the white side down. You DO NOT want to try to staple the white side! Trust me! It will not work!

Step Three:
Begin stapling the edges. Its okay to stretch the fabric as long as the pattern doesn't get all screwy.

Step Four:
Fold over the corners.

Step Five:
Hang your masterpiece. (I used Command Hangers. I wouldn't recommend it)

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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2013 05:43:21 AM »

What a clever, and cheap idea.  I love the fabrics you used too.

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