A Bedroom Eyesore: Ceiling Tiles

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After buying a house, there are often two lists: fix now and fix someday. The textured acoustic ceiling tiles in our bedroom fall into the latter category. They're not that big of a deal, yet I still lay in bed every night, staring up at them with contempt, wondering why the previous owners made my cozy sleeping space feel like a third-grade classroom.I was told it wouldn't be too expensive to have drywall installed (though if you've had house work done, you know that's generally an understatement). I've also thought about putting in wood paneling. But again, this is all down the line and until then, I just have to live with my strange ceiling.

Unless someone knows of a clever and temporary DIY solution, that is. I've toyed with taping fabric or some kind of pretty paper over the tiles, but I'm not sure if that's safe. To be honest, I don't really understand why the ceiling tiles are even there.

Readers: Have you removed acoustic ceiling tiles or did you just leave them be? You were so helpful with bungalow paint colors that I'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions.

Image: AnnaMaria Stephens

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