It's always so satisfying when you're able to solve difficult problems.
Though my expertise is mostly limited to simpler tasks like using treats to stop my cats from attacking each other, I'm still happy when I achieve these small victories -- even if they only last for a few minutes.
Redditor im_nobody_special and his wife know all about finding creative solutions, because they finally got the ceiling they've always wanted by using an unlikely material to make it happen.
His wife thought a wood ceiling would look cool, so the duo tried gluing vinyl floor tiles to it. Unfortunately, they fell off after only a few days.
Frustrated, they left the ceiling like this for a couple of years before their son moved into a different room.
It became the perfect time to try again, so they bought some laminate floor tiles and began gluing and nailing them to the ceiling.
The sturdy nails and strong construction glue made a big difference, because the tiles actually stayed in place this time!
After they finished attaching everything, all they needed to do was cover the gaps at the edges with crown molding. Doesn't it look beautiful?
It may have been a strange solution, but this couple is obviously very happy with their work.
I never would have considered using floor tiles to cover my ceiling, but I can't deny that it yields pretty awesome results. If you want your own unique masterpiece, you can find the full instructions here.