Sunday, April 7, 2013

Kitchen Project -- Take Two: The Ceiling (aka Things are Looking Up)

There’s only one way to say this: The ceiling in our kitchen was ugly. So we came up with the idea of replacing it with a tin-like ceiling.

The "before" -- we found a gaping hole in the ceiling

Plywood helped make the product easy to adhere to it
Today there are products that resemble old fashioned tin ceilings at a fraction of the cost. That’s what we used. We chose white because our kitchen is small and we wanted to give it a more airy feel, but they also make the “tin” tiles in a variety of colors.

During the project we realized that our ugly ceiling actually was drywall. So we removed it and realized why they dry-walled over the original plaster ceiling. There was a gaping hole above the sink! 

It took some work leveling out the ceiling – our house is almost 80 years old, so things shift – but after I got the plywood secured to the floor joists, I put up the ceiling. It was as easy as using glue and nails. It looks great, and we love it.

The almost finished project
The molding is still a work in progress, but I have a feeling we’ll be changing the kitchen soon, anyway. Stay tuned.