It’s not that uncommon to find hideous water heaters lurking around indoors. Sometimes they hang out in the garage, but for some reason you can still find them exposed in all their hideous glory. So what to do? Well, I started out just stapling some fabric to the ceiling to hide that sucker, then decided it looked a little strange. Kind of like a glossy black waterfall. Anyway, if you for some reason find you need to hide something, or just feel like ceiling-suspended curtain rods are your thing, it’s really quite easy to do!
• 1″ conduit (at the hardware store, $1.50 for 10′)
• 1″ screw eye hanger
• 2- 1″ conduit brackets
See that center bolt? That’s the eye hanger. We originally bought 3 of them, then realized it would be impossible to insert the pipe since you have to screw them into the ceiling first. So you can either a) use the conduit brackets on the two ends, or b) get hooks instead of eyes for the ends so you can just set the bar in place. Make sure you are screwing the two end brackets into studs so the curtain is secure. You sure don’t want it yanking out of your ceiling! To hang my drop cloth I just cut little holes at the top and slid some spare shower curtain rings into them. Then I cut off any excess on the bottom and just left it a raw edge. Eventually I’ll take it down and hem it 😉 I think this looks a lot more polished than a sheet stapled to the ceiling, don’t you? Or at least it will once I iron my fabric! Plus it has an industrial look which gives a nod to my appliance cart to the left. And considering this project was around $4 to tackle, it was well worth it!