How to Cover Ugly Ceiling Tiles Extreme Upcycling Craft Room Makeover

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I have some really ugly ceiling tiles in my craft room and since I have been spending the last few month giving the whole room a makeover, the ceiling was one project that I knew I wanted to tackle.

See what I mean?

Anyway I couldn't see painting them as I would have still had the same look and I certainly did not want to tear them down and put up a new ceiling. So I started thinking about what else I could do and I decided that I could use some recycled packing paper and mod podge to cover the ugly tiles.

As a side note I am starting to wonder if there is anything you can't do with mod podge. But I digress.

The plan was simple, tear some pieces of packing paper approximately 6 x 6 inches and then glue them to the ceiling with the mod podge.

It was a little time consuming but it really was that simple.

I also added some crown molding to cover the gaps between my wall and ceiling and to give a more finished look. The crown molding was made with what else but mod podge, packing paper and cardboard.

Of course beauty is in the eye of the beholder but I think it is a big improvement.

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