This is the story of how I wanted to suspend a shower curtain from the ceiling, and couldn’t find any hardware to work…….at least in my price range! I will pay top dollar for items that will bring a ton of value into our lives….or that enriches our lives. If you are going to describe me I hope that you choose the terms THRIFTY and RESOURCEFUL, not cheap skate!
Remember the No Sew Burlap Shower Curtain that I made recently?
I had to attach it somehow, and I definitely didn’t want to drill holes into the new tile. This little dialogue is not even necessary because I didn’t drill into the tile, nor did I try to use one of those adjustable rods that I used for the shower liner!
This curtain is HEAVY and no way would the adjustable rod work when it would need to be fully extended (the space is about 6 ft wide). In the meantime, we have a beautiful shower curtain rod that I suspended from the ceiling. That is what happens when I am sitting patiently for our new floors to be installed, I have a dog who is totally freaked out by the commotion and noise and just wants to be held. I needed it to be light but durable enough to hold the weight of the shower curtain.
I strolled the decorating aisles of Lowe’s only to find myself in the plumbing aisle staring at these long, glorious, lightweight poles called PVC pipes! I originally wanted the rod to be chrome, but after staring at it painted and propped up against our bedroom wall for a few weeks I changed my mind to the oil rubbed bronze look that is slowly making its way throughout the house.
It is a good thing that I had all of these spray paint colors on hand. Painting it dresses it up to resemble wood, iron…..any metal for that matter!
To suspend this from the ceiling I used Allen & Roth’s traverse rod bracket. I just made sure that the PVC slid through the openings of the slot before purchasing them.
The supports were an additional $16.50, and I already had the primer, chrome, oil rubbed bronze and acrylic sealer spray paints on hand. I personally think that the rod suspended from the ceiling elongates our bathroom, making it look much taller than the actual 8 ft it truly is.