Popcorn Ceiling Makeover- Low Budget, Big Impact

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Our new house came complete with popcorn ceilings in every room. We were looking for an inexpensive way to update the ceilings. When we removed the soffits from the cabinets, it left big holes in the ceiling. It would have been very expensive to patch the holes, scrape the popcorn, skim coat and paint the ceiling. The solution? We found these glue up styrofoam tiles .They glued right up, were easy to cut with an exacto knife and added architectural interest to the ceiling. The product cost us around $400 for the kitchen. We get a ton of compliments. You can read more details of our kitchen makeover on our blog.

Ceiling tiles after installation-Affiliate link: We get paid a very small commission if you make a purchase but it never costs you a penny extra. BUY THEM HERE

After Kitchen Makeover with glue up ceiling tiles

Kitchen before we removed the soffits.

Kitchen after we removed the soffits with a big hole in the ceiling.

Installing the right on top of the popcorn ceiling.

After the kitchen makeover.

Another photo of the completed ceiling.

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  • Nod66478916 Nod66478916 on Jan 31, 2023

    The new look is wonderful. I can remember the good old days when hubby and I could work on our projects. Too old now, but I love to look

  • Michael Murphy Michael Murphy on May 20, 2023

    Any suggestions for low ceilings

  • Dru27213858 Dru27213858 on Jul 19, 2023

    Did you use trim around the edges of the room?

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    My husband a now retired Fire Chief use to do drywall on his days off. Every house in the late 70’s and 80’s (including ours) had those nasty ceilings. I remember scraping down the ceiling and painting it. For 6 months I could dust twice a day and yet still have drywall dust on everything!! I LOVE your idea!! Think I’m going to see what other patterns are available!!!

  • Kiki Kiki on Feb 15, 2024

    Don’t do it they are a fire hazard.