Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I've Hit My Ceiling

To everyone's surprise, (including my husband and I), I am pregnant again and we are flabbergasted and thrilled about having "Baby Deuce." 

What is less exciting about welcoming our new baby into our home is the ceiling project ahead in said baby-to-be's room. That which is intended to be a bedroom in our 1900 Victorian, but currently serves as our daughter's playroom, will soon need to morph into our new tot's lil lair.  Unfortunately for us, it's not just as simple as painting walls and recycling in our daughter's old crib and ta-da: baby-room.  Nope.  Of course there is a hurdle.  

The only room in our entire home to have a drop ceiling is this one.  It is an issue my husband and I have been avoiding since we moved in here almost 4 years ago.  In a house over one hundred years old, who knows what the hell is under there. It could be more scary than a bevy of pressed and pocked ceiling tiles suspended from industrial metal lath. Perhaps we'll luck out and it's a masquerade of gaudy wallpaper, layer upon layer.

Either way, I'm assuming it's bad. I'm assuming we won't want to rip out the ruined plaster that lies beneath the drop ceiling tiles and I'm guessing I'll be looking for an ingenious fix.  I'm also guessing I'm not the only person with ceiling strifes so I thought it might be nice to share some inspiration on how to turn "lemons in to lemonade"(don't jab me for paying homage to summer with an appropriate lemonade reference).

So, enjoy these DIY's while I consider my options, too:

Thanks, Apartment Therapy, as usual.

House of Smiths: Slap it up, flip it, rub it down, oh no...

Maple Leaves & Sycamore Trees have a nice 'palette.'

Not just a housewife: so many colors and patterns to consider, o! my!

I LooOooove you, Tip Junkie! Let me count the ways...

MossIsAwesome could be toadally awesome-r with some layers of color and metallics!

Our Small Town Idaho Life is really up-ing the ante here.

Anyway, good luck to you out there, and to me! We'll need it...