Good Questions: Disguising drop ceilings?

Good Questions: Disguising drop ceilings?

Mar 29, 2006

Hello AT,
Help! I'm moving into a great, rented, small space, but two-thirds of the main room (12' X 32') has drop-ceiling! Since I can't get rid of it, what ideas do you have to disquise/hide/dress-up the skyward eyesore?

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Hey Tim- Drop ceilings are like vacuums- they suck. We think that the only real way to hide them is with a big ol' art project, Like carefully removing each panel and covering with
A) colored tissue paper that could go on with an adhesive spray, or
B) carefully wrapping each panel in a thin fabric, and taping them on the top side. You could use two different colors or patterns and take advantage of the drop ceiling's built-in grid,
C)If you are a fan of the kitsch, you could get ribbon and evenly staple foot long curling strands over the entire ceiling, which, when done right can be pretty spectacular (we've seen it with bright silk flowers hanging down like vines as well. This could be done with subtle tones to make it less "wack-a-doodle".

Anyone else?

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