As This Old House technical editor Mark Powers shows here, in less than a weekend you could turn your blank ceiling into an architectural showpiece of pressed metal—with plenty of time left for a Sunday soak. And why stop there? Put some sleek steel above the kitchen cabinets, or take a classic Victorian-era pattern and paint it white to make a lacy canopy in your bedroom.
So before your next bubble bath, jot down some measurements and soon you’ll have all the parts for your new ceiling in hand. Then all you’ll have to do is raise it up and lie back.