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Drop Ceiling Innovation

  • July 26, 2016

Mzinny
Mzinny
Mzinny
Mzinny

I'm a single divorced woman working on a shoestring budget for renovation. My basement and laundry room ceiling consisted of joists, pipes and electric wires. After watching several videos, I decided to install the grids in my laundry room. I purchased a case of drop ceiling tile for $60 for 6 tiles. They are very fragile and come slightly damaged. So, I decided to purchase slightly damaged 1/4" drywall and cut them down to size. I layed them out on a table and primed and painted them while watching TV in the evenings after work. They looked so good I continued them throughout the rest of the basement. My total cost came to $60 for 85 drywall tiles. The 16 ceiling tiles would only have been enough for the laundry room so I took them back. This is a huge cost saver and a better, more durable product.

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  • Ceiling looks great, as does the wall color and lighting. Fantastic job!
    By BlueLivesMatter, on July 27, 2016

  • What a great way to stretch your budget! The results are very impressive, and anyone who sees this will pick up a great tip to save money. Very nice work! Thanks for sharing!
    By RYOBI Nation, on July 28, 2016
    • Thank you!
      By Mzinny, on July 28, 2016

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Drop Ceiling Innovation

by Mzinny
Jul 26, 2016

I'm a single divorced woman working on a shoestring budget for renovation. My basement and laundry room ceiling consisted of joists, pipes and electric wires. After watching several videos, I decided to install the grids in my laundry room. I purchased a case of drop ceiling tile for $60 for 6 tiles. They are very fragile and come slightly damaged. So, I decided to purchase slightly damaged 1/4" drywall and cut them down to size. I layed them out on a table and primed and painted them while watching TV in the evenings after work. They looked so good I continued them throughout the rest of the basement. My total cost came to $60 for 85 drywall tiles. The 16 ceiling tiles would only have been enough for the laundry room so I took them back. This is a huge cost saver and a better, more durable product.