Hiding a suspended ceiling grid
I've been living with the horrors of these ceiling for 31 years. Finally broke down and removed one and replaced it with drywall. I will NOT be doing that again. My next idea is to use 4X8 beadboard panelling and attaching it with screws to the metal grid. The room is 16X16. Does anyone know if this will be too heavy? Should the ceiling tiles be removed first? I can cope with the seams and screwheads. I've coped with this ugly crap for way to long to keep doing it. Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated. I don't like the look of the "tin" panels. I want what at least appears to be a real ceiling in my house before I'm too old to see it!