Posted by Milan Jara
01 November, 2012

Ugly Ceiling Becomes Beautiful with Decorative Ceiling Tiles Contest!

We have a lot of fun with our annual Decorative Ceiling Tiles Ugly Contest. When we say we can take your ceiling from ugly to beautiful in a flash, we really mean it—our decorative ceiling tiles make the difference!

And the Winner Is…

A few months ago, we awarded the title of “Ugliest Ceiling” to contestant Diana Aliprandi of Middletown, New Jersey. Diana is the owner of Elegant Portrait, Inc. She is also a member of both Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), and her specialty is children’s portraits.

Before and…

The “before” pictures Diana sent us were truly astonishing—and not in a good way!
The ceiling was covered in plastic and the pink insulation was showing through.
Winner of the "Ugliest Ceiling" Contest
The fluorescent tubes hanging in the middle of the room made it look like an old factory, and the fabric made the room look dark and dingy. What a winner for the Decorative Ceiling Tiles Ugly Contest!
(Want to see more “before” pictures?)


Using the $200 store credit prize, Diana was able to completely refinish the studio’s ceiling with our VC02 White Matte Faux Tin Ceiling Tiles, and the difference is absolutely amazing.
VC02 White Matte Faux Tile Ceiling Tile
The VC02 is one of our most elegant, beautiful, and popular tiles. The white matte finish not only adds beauty but also contributes to the all-important lighting that is so crucial to taking good portraits, whether they be photographs of children, graduates, or brides and grooms. The room was transformed into a beautiful, high-class photography studio with a ceiling that would look stunning in the formal parlor of any society matron’s home.
After the Transformation


The addition of recessed lighting and some nice wooden shelving to hold photography props were the icing on a beautiful wedding cake.

If enough customers express interest, we’re looking forward to holding another contest sometime in the future, perhaps through our Facebook page. If you think your ceiling is uglier than Diana’s and you’re interested in entering a new contest, let us know—start sending us those hideous “before” pictures!

So what do you think, do you love it,hate it or you would do something different?  Are you currently also working on a ceiling beautification?  Tell us!

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  1. Russ November 4, 2012 3:29 pm Reply

    The competition was a great idea Milan I shall use the two images in my next article.



  2. Milan Jara November 5, 2012 7:33 pm Reply

    Hi Russ,

    I feel that way too and am planning on something like this in a near future.

  3. Jeannie September 6, 2014 1:42 pm Reply

    Hello. I’m interested to know how the tiles were applied to the open ceiling. My basement ceiling looks like that and I want to put up tiles. Did she need to drywall the ceiling first (something I don’t want to do) or are they attached to the 2x4s? If I send you a picture, could you make a recommendation? Thanks!

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