Monday, March 17, 2014

Dormer Ceiling Part 16

Guess what came on the weekend?  No, not an email update from the post office about my ceiling tiles arriving, but the actual ceiling tiles!!    
I estimated that we would need 63 tiles so I ordered 70. 
 They were shipped in one box!!
I couldn't even wait for a picture so the box is mostly unloaded  

So I must first say, the tiles are not 20"x20" that they are advertised as.  They are actually 19-9/16 and not overly consistent at that, as some were 19-5/8 and a little larger.  Other than that, they were pretty much what I expected.
 Another thing that the website claims is that they are easily cut with an olfa knife.
A brand new blade was used for this shred!

We ended up using scissors which were perfect.  The tiles were very easy to cut!

Mastic was applied on high spots and easily secured to the ceiling.
 They were easy to shift around and held to the ceiling firmly.

The center of the room was determined with a chalk line.  Our pattern worked best with the center of the tile lining up with the center of the room so we snapped a chalk line to where the edge of the tile would start which was half a tile off center.  We followed the line all the way down and that was our first row.
The biggest part of the room was done first.
We weren't sure that the tiles would bend and stick to the curve of the roof.
They worked perfectly!!

A pan shot taken with the IPhone.
Would I recommend these tiles for a project?  Yah probably, as they were really easy to install. 
 Keep your fingers crossed for me.  I am going to attempt to paint them today!

So I am still waiting for my email from USPS telling me that my ceiling tiles have arrived!


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  1. Woot Woot! YAY! How exciting that they FINALLY arrived! I bet you were so giddy, you almost forgot how ticked you were waiting for them lol. They do look like they were pretty simple to get up. I can't wait to see how they look painted!!

  2. How Exciting!! Fun to see the progress : )

  3. Those look amazing! Well-worth the wait, right?

  4. Wooooot! They look awesome they're so beautiful I'm glad the wait was worth it :)

  5. I'm so happy they finally arrived for you, and although there were a few misperceptions.....YOUR CEILING LOOKS AMAZING!! The fact that the install seems to be going so smoothly has got to your reward for waiting for so long. Good luck on the painting. I'll bet it goes smooth as silk!

  6. OMG they look AWESOME!!!!! Love love love!


  7. OH.MY.GOD. - I'm so freaking jealous - it's what I wanted to do!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Just spectacular Karen!

  8. Whoa!!! Those are beautiful! I'm envious as well! Worth the wait for sure. Do you have to prime them first or are they pre-primed? Oh you are going to have a bad case of the roller shoulders and the ladder legs girl!

  9. It was a long wait, but then you seemed to have progressed so fast! It looks great. Good luck with the painting, it's never fun to spend the day painting celing!

  10. I uhhh, hope you get the confirmation email soon. :) I love ceiling tiles and am glad they worked on your ceiling. Can't wait to see them when they're painted. Wonder if I can convince the husband that I need ceiling tiles?

  11. They look lovely, and easy to handle. Well done. Good luck with painting it.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

  12. Somehow while I was hibernating under all the snow I missed this post. I'm sooo envious of those ceiling tiles. Your ceiling looks amazing! I'd love to do this on my upstairs hallway's old plaster ceiling. Awesome job Karen!!


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