When we moved in, the front bedroom on the second floor looked like this:


Every square inch covered in sound proofing tiles. And when I say every square inch, I mean EVERY square inch (except the floor).


They were meticulously cut to fit perfectly around the ceiling medallion, electrical outlets & light switches. It must have taken forever.


I almost felt bad taking them down. Almost.

Rob taking it down

As previously mentioned, we started taking them down Saturday but cut it short to go see some awesome fireworks.


They were fantastic, by the way, but that’s not what this post is about.


Rob and his Spartan Spear tackled it Monday.


It popped off pretty easy.



It did make quite the mess though. I tried to stack as we went. It didn’t really work. And that was before we tackled the ceiling.


See all those little bits that look like dots? That’s the adhesive; it came in a variety of forms.

The most common was the hard brown pellets –

A few places used double-sided foam strips –
foam strip adhesive

And, finally, a couple places had this yummy looking brown goop –
brown goop

Then it was on to the ceiling.




I even got a turn with what’s quickly becoming the most popular tool in the house.

Carrie scraping

We got all the sound proofing stacked in hopes that someone will be able to use it.

ALL the sound proofing

stacked & ready to go

All done!!

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9 Responses to De-Proofed

  1. I was wondering what those has been in your previous posts. At first I thought it was a faux bois wallpaper that appeared 3-dimensional.


    Now where will you go to argue loudly so the neighbors wont hear? I kid (kind of) but with reason. My husband and I actually went into our bathroom when we were arguing once because it’s the only room that doesn’t butt against a party wall!

  2. Eva says:

    That sound proofing material is among the craziest stuff I’ve ever seen on a wall…and the glue looks awesome to pry off.

    I’m loving the fireplace and ceiling medallion!

  3. caitie says:

    this is a serious question- why would someone put that stuff up like that? what real purpose does it serve

  4. caitie says:

    ahhh. that is one reason.

  5. Thomas says:

    Wow, I wonder what went on in that soundproof room.

  6. michelle says:

    i have never seen anything like that before.
    are they made out of foam?
    they don’t look bad on the ceiling…in a kind of cool, graphic way. 🙂

    • They’re made out of cardboard, actually. I didn’t mind them, visually speaking. They added a cool graphic element and a lot of texture. I was almost sold on keeping them.

      But then I started realistically thinking about it. The cardboard crevices held A LOT of dust. I don’t like to clean any more that I have to but I also don’t want any friends with dust allergies to die as a result of my poor housekeeping. It seemed easier to just take them down. Now that we have so much to spackle I’m not so sure. . .

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