Jan 24, 2012

We Ordered the Half Bath Ceiling

When we first bought our house and updated the upstairs bathroom, we hired a plumber to fix some things up. He replaced our super-slow bath tub drain that was improperly installed when the house was built. We were of course very glad to have it fixed, but were left with a huge hole in the half bath ceiling and a new drain pipe that was 2” lower than the plaster. Ever since then the bathroom has only gone downhill.

Our plumber recommended that we install a drop tile ceiling instead of drywall to allow for additional future access (in old houses things break). But I couldn’t bare the thought of installing those ugly, cheesy tiles that belong in office buildings and retro basements. So I researched other options and fell in love with the idea of doing a faux tin ceiling. It’s a little bit more expensive, but in such an extremely small space it wasn’t bad.

The pattern we chose is by shanko and comes from Home Depot online. It comes in 2 ft x 2 ft sheets, so we only needed 4 of them to cover the whole thing. We also bought the matching suspension kit and are waiting for everything to arrive.


  1. This is an AWESOME idea! Can't wait to see the results!

  2. Did you check out the company out of FL we used?? They may be a little bit cheaper.