My arms are tired.
Why? KB and I were up until midnight wallpapering the old acoustic tile ceiling in our office. The square, speckled tiles were dated, yellowed, and gross; it was time for them to go.
But while we wanted them gone in the worst way, we didn’t want to tear them out and risk getting into a project over our heads (no pun intended). Instead, we decided to cover them up. We originally thought to plank them a la The Lettered Cottage, but when my mom suggested paintable wainscot wallpaper we decided to give it a go.
We’ll take care of the remaining bubbles tonight and give the whole ceiling a few coats of fresh, clean white paint. My mom, who’s used this product on most of the ceilings in my childhood home, says that once we get the paint up, the dark outlines of the ceiling tiles won’t be visible.
What are you working on these days? Have you ever seen a wallpapered ceiling? Does your 1940s-50s-60s home have ugly acoustic tiles?