Asked on Sep 11, 2017

What can I do to cover a portion of an ugly ceiling?

Marion NesbittTracyEroque022810


I removed a cabinet in my bathroom. It was above the sink and counter, up next to the ceiling. After the the cabinet was removed, it revealed a vent hole and a hole for a light fixture, with the wiring, and a hole I put in because I didn't know what I was doing. I would like something light, to attach to the ceiling to cover the holes. The space is about 5 feet wide and 2 feet deep.
Light fixture hole, vent hole, and my hole.  5' X 2'.
Light fixture hole.
Vent hole and my hole.
10 answers
  • Shoshana
    on Sep 12, 2017

    You can cover it with fabric- this Hometalker did and it came out beautifully!
  • Penny Harris
    Penny Harris
    on Sep 12, 2017

    There are ceiling tiles that look like tin in white or any colour and you can attach them to the ceiling. No weight and they look stunning. They come in 2 ft widths. Check around for prices. I have seen them for around $8.00.
  • Merry Mount
    Merry Mount
    on Sep 12, 2017

    I put up white plastic lattice to cover REALLY BAD ceiling. It looks amazing. I also installed bright colored cornice trim to match my antique bathtub. I also painted the walls with aluminum paint. Accent color lime green accessories.
  • Nancy
    on Sep 12, 2017

    If the ceiling is Sheetrock, cut the piece and put a new piece in...spackle , sand and paint!
  • Kaye Hawthorne
    Kaye Hawthorne
    on Sep 12, 2017

    Check your local Lowes, Home Depot or Mobile Home Part Suppliers in your area for a medallion that is large enough to cover the hole leaving you with a small opening in the center for wiring your lights. We did this in a rental and it looks good!
    If Sheetrock, you can cut the old piece out and apply the Sheetrock patch or a new piece of Sheetrock spakle, sand and paint or apply texture. Good Luck!
  • Lucy Marie Bernier
    Lucy Marie Bernier
    on Sep 12, 2017

    Stick some terra cotta pots up in there? With hanging artificial plants you can change out?
  • Suellen Hintz
    Suellen Hintz
    on Sep 12, 2017

    Replicas of tin tiles are made of styrofoam, easy to attach, inexpensive too. Many patterns available. Adds a lot of character. I'd love to have some in my house!

  • Eroque022810
    on Sep 13, 2017

    It appears that you have drywall so why not patch them are hire a professional and then paint the entire ceiling. You must make sure that all of the wiring is capped off so a fire can't start in your ceiling due to exposed eires. Did you remove and relocate vent in bathroom if not you really should just replace it with a new one.
  • Tracy
    on Sep 13, 2017

    Embossed ceiling tiles... These Lightweight, Polystyrene Foam Ceiling Panels are Inexpensive and Remarkably Easy to Install
  • Marion Nesbitt
    Marion Nesbitt
    on Sep 16, 2017

    Repair the holes. You don't want moisture getting in the cavity. Is the vent for venting to outside? If so, then just add a new vent cover.
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