Looking to add beauty and value to your kitchen? Consider installing a ceiling accent cloud. This striking design accent helps break up a bland ceiling, provides aesthetic appeal to your island area and eliminates repainting when adding task lighting.
Tools and supplies for the install may include, but are not limited to:
To begin this on-trend project, start by measuring the dimensions of your new ceiling accent cloud and position of your lighting. If you’re installing above an island it‘s best to first measure the counter dimensions and use the same proportions for the ceiling accent cloud. If you have one, a laser is a great tech tool to mark lines off the island. If you don’t have a laser level a weighted string works well too.
Now it’s time to cut plywood to the desired dimensions and drill/cut holes for the light fixtures. Then lay out the 24"x 48" decorative metal panels. Consider starting with a panel in the center of the plywood and working out or use the center of the board as the middle seam for the panels. Cut panels with metal shears and use aviation tin snips to cut holes for the lights. Then measure and miter cut your trim pieces and prep, paint and caulk as desired.
First locate the joists (wooden beams behind the ceiling’s drywall) using a stud finder or by lightly tapping on the ceiling. Mark the joists for future reference.
Next, screw the plywood into the ceiling, making sure there is a solid connection with the joists. Be sure to use the appropriate screws for the wood. A pre-punch screw tip is easier to drill through solid wood.
Following the manufacturer’s instructions, apply the decorative metal panels directly to the plywood and finish with coordinating cone head nails. Complete the look by nailing the trim of your choice around the border of your new ceiling accent cloud. Be sure to caulk nail holes if needed and use a damp rag to clean up and make your new decorative metal panels sparkle.
With your new ceiling accent cloud now complete, you can bask in the functional beauty and value it adds to your kitchen. Also prepare yourself for the compliments you’ll receive from friends and family the next time you entertain.