Popcorn Ceiling Makeover- Low Budget, Big Impact

2 Materials
2 Days

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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  • 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?

  • Atr53993587 Atr53993587 on Mar 01, 2024

    How do they glue to popcorn ceiling, won't it just crumble away and make the tile fall?

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  • Kiki Kiki on Feb 15, 2024

    Don’t do it they are a fire hazard.

  • SUSAN BRUNO SUSAN BRUNO on Apr 14, 2024

    Don't forget this method is only for Pop Corn Ceilings that are in tact & not peeling.

    Moisture is what make the Pop Corn Ceiling crumble / peel to begin with. You MUST have a solid base in which to adhere too. Most of the time people want to replace their pop corn ceilings because they are crumbling. Buyer beware...