Asked on Jun 19, 2018

Ideas for skylight interior?

MaryAnn Alger
by MaryAnn Alger
We bought a little condo that is very dated. Built in 1970. The skylight in the living room was covered with the plexiglass in photo #1.
We just replaced the skylight and took off the plexiglass. Guess it could’ve looked way worse!
Our living room is transitional with Asian inspiration. Ideas appreciated on construction, design, materials, colors. Ceiling will remain white. Walls to be determined.
Thank you!
Plexiglass covering
Drywall inside. New wood at top placed when new skylight replaced last month.
There‘s a metal strip at the base which is 1” wide. Too troublesome to remove. Need to work around it.
Really want the bottom edges to not look DIY.
  7 answers
  • Kelly-n-Tony Kelly-n-Tony on Jun 19, 2018

    Have you considered wallboard and trim

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Jun 19, 2018

    Feather the spackle into the metal bottom edges, paint the walls, then put an outside corner trim on it. Like this one.

    And put a crown molding around the top.

  • MaryAnn Alger MaryAnn Alger on Jun 20, 2018

    Yes, that seems our most likely option. Finding just the right size and decorative trim or moulding is a challenge. Thank you.

  • Kerrie A Kerrie A on Feb 03, 2022

    Did you end up going with the trim? We have a new home and that corner bead has cracked all the way around. I’m thinking of trimming rather than remudding.

  • Brenda Brenda on Feb 04, 2022

    I agree with the other's but they also have nicer glass then they had in the 70.

  • Candi Candi on Aug 01, 2022

    I have the exact issue with the extension of wood replacing an old skylight that had been leaking. We have been advised that it is too hard to add sheetrock, and that it would be subject to attracting moisture that close to the glass, so wondering what you decided to do? We have tossed around putting crown mold at the top of the sheetrock. Please let us know what you did to make this not look DIY. Thanks in advance.

    • Jessica Thigpen Jessica Thigpen on Apr 03, 2023

      I’m currently remodeling my bathroom that has an old skylight. I am using bead board on the ceiling and interior walls of the skylight

  • Mogie Mogie on Apr 03, 2023

    If you just want to give the skylight a face lift amazon sells skylight covers that come in many different patterns and very cute scenic prints. The light still comes thru but you see this amazing scenic picture at the same time.