Looking for ceiling fix ideas
The drywall ceiling in the great room of our 4 year old cottage was not finished properly. The indentations at the drywall joints were not coated as many times as they should have been and cracks have appeared. No one else to blame--this was DIY. I want to disguise this problem on the cheap and we have been talking about covering these straight-line cracks with 1 X 4 boards and painting to match the ceiling. Would appear like the exposure of the bottom of ceiling beams. Trouble is, we have been talking about it for 4 years now. This is our retirement home and health problems have crept up on us. We are looking for some idea even easier. Would love to put up faux (foam) "boards". Light as a feather and adhesive installed and already white. All I can find in pre-made foam is very carved/decorative crown or cornice moldings, etc. or box beams that are too large. No just plain flat strips. Very pricey, too. Any (frugal, DIY) ideas to disguise these cracks? Oh, I should point out, that it is not just the cracks, or we might try caulk, but the drywall edge depressions show, too. One thing I will NOT do is: sand, refill with joint compound, re-spray-texture, and repaint 3 coats. Repeat, NOT! Other ideas, no matter how odd, welcomed with open mind. This is not a fancy McMansion--this is a small, simple, semi-rustic country cottage.
Thanks! ( No fair telling me to leave the cracks if simple and semi-rustic is our style!!) :-D