What to do with my ceiling?

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I need an inexpensive idea for my ceiling. My place is a little beach shack with cathedral ceilings in the living area. I have a screened porch that is really used for extra living space. The guy who removed the popcorn ceiling and painted did a horrible job. And I want something cheap, unique, fun, not too crazy or busy. Beachy! One friend is doing textured foam tiles? Any thoughts? Did I mention CHEAP? Thank you!
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New kitchen. Cabinet maker messed up so I'm trying to get him to fix a couple mismeasured cabinets. He actually refused.
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Also there's this wooden beam here which I like. One person said cover it in drywall. Another said paint it a light color.others have said leave it. ?? For the record I never even asked.
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Porch 1.
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Porch 2. Im going to use rubberized dropcloths for curtains and need an idea for a rod for this space which is approximately 25' long. And again. The ceiling.
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  • Huntress Huntress on Feb 17, 2018
    I wallpapered my ceiling. Got paintable wallpaper in a tin ceiling design. It takes work, because it is overhead, but I cut wallpaper in sections with 4 "tiles in each section. I left it white but you can paint it. Small sections at a time because being overhead is harder than the wall. Search for wallpaper ceiling ideas. My friend said she was going to put her wallpaper on foam board and put it up that way. Any easier way, which I'm going to use in my small guest room is get the thumbtacks that come on a roll of leather or fabric, like a ribbon with tacks, grid out a design and apply tacks and viola, cheap, easy and unique. Good luck

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    • Thanks! I was fitting with the to. Ceili g idea for the kitchen. I don't understand the wallpaper idea? I believe there are stick on "tiles" now? If lovetosee pictures of your ceiling

  • 28648451 28648451 on Feb 17, 2018
    how about beadborad?

  • Cha13615598 Cha13615598 on Feb 17, 2018
    white washed shiplap is current but bamboo is beachy and cheap

  • Jlnatty Jlnatty on Feb 17, 2018
    How much work do you want to do? If you are a DIYer, collect a ton of pallets if you can find them (free is good if available), break down to the boards, whitewash them and install on your ceiling. Instant beachy look. I like the natural look of the beam. If you like it, leave it! You're the one who's living there, not whoever suggested you PAINT it, ugh! For curtain rod, plumbing pipe - cheap and you can get cut to size. Link shows DIY example. If you don't like the rough look, you could use more polished looking closet rod hangers to hang the plumbing pipe. http://blog.homedepot.com/diy-curtain-rods-galvanized-pipe/

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    • Jlnatty Jlnatty on Mar 08, 2018
      It would be cool to see your project when you complete it, maybe you can post it here.

  • QBSF QBSF on Feb 17, 2018
    I agree with Mocrenn with the beadboard idea. Beadboard design comes in all kinds of widths, so for your large vaulted ceiling, I would choose a wider spaced bead. The sheets usually come in standard 4ft x 8ft sheet panels, so fairly easy install without having to separately install tongue and groove planks.
    Idea in attached photo. Although more work and cost, the added beams in the vaulted ceiling would be a beautiful addition too. One bonus to doing this, is that there would be fewer visible seams in the beadboard panels, because the beams could be spaced at the right widths to mask the seams.
    Good luck.

  • Ellis Ellis on Feb 19, 2018
    I love the look of beadboard, too. My grandmother's house had it on the sun porch, and it was lovely. I also saw a ceiling (on a home show) done in shiplap, but that would be a lot more work than beadboard panels.

  • Huntress Huntress on Mar 09, 2018
    The wallpaper is applied just like wallpaper on the wall, suggest sections as overhead is harder than the wall. See pix

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Apr 08, 2021

    You can paint lines on the ceiling to create a paneled look.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Sep 13, 2021

    Drape an old fishing net across or around the ceiling, or Trellis or Netlon! (Plastic square net type fencing)