Old ceiling fix

Its an old house, not much money, I'm looking for creative ideas for the living room and dining room.
  8 answers
  • Shira Shira on Jan 22, 2015
    Hi Jane, Can you give us some more details of what kind of ideas you are looking for, are you looking to fix your ceiling or decorate them? Also if you could post a photo that should also help us get you the best advise.

  • Jan hanes Jan hanes on Jan 22, 2015
    My husband and I lived in his grandpa rents home-circa 1940- we had NO $$ at the time...the kitchen ceiling was horrid.....I used a mess twine contact paper--going out of stock so I got 2-3 rolls for the price of one-- huge kitchen...it looked great. Plus I do art work - so I did a lot of paintings on walls on ceilings

  • Jane Morrison Jane Morrison on Jan 22, 2015
    Shira, It is a ceiling that needs replacing not decorating. The roof leaked and the seams between the sheetrock/beaver board have cracks. Replacing it may be the only solution but I thought I would ask for ideas other that a new sheetrock ceiling.

  • Jane Morrison Jane Morrison on Jan 22, 2015
    Jan, What is mess twine contact paper?

  • Cheryl stanley Cheryl stanley on Jan 23, 2015
    we used bead board on our kitchen ceiling, which was a mess. it looks beautiful and everyone who sees it say they love it.

  • 9530106 9530106 on Jan 23, 2015
    They make" faux" tin ceiling tiles that install fairly easily. They might work nicely with your older home! :)

  • Pamela John Pamela John on Jan 23, 2015
    You could buy bead board at the home store closest to you and cover it using a brad nail gun or liquid nails in a caulk gun!

  • Jan hanes Jan hanes on Jan 24, 2015
    it was a typo- not mess--- a chessboard type design