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« on: September 16, 2009 09:56:36 AM »

So, we moved into this house and the garage had been remade into an extra living room/sports room/bar.  Not needing ANY of these, we decided to turn it into an additional bedroom.  We added a wall for a storage area...but the problem remains that this WAS once a garage.

I now have these ugly metal pieces that supported the garage door coming out of the ceiling.  They go through the ceiling and attach to joists in the attic.  To take them out or cut them would be time, labor and perhaps money intensive.  I'd much rather find a way to disguise them.


This is the left one (please don't mind my unpainted wall or doorless closet):



The right one (rocking out to Dora and Boots):



Both (I circled them, the picture made them hard to see for some reason):



Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2009 10:24:55 AM »

Can you make them into plant hangers?
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2009 10:32:04 AM »

Or maybe find a way to turn them into lights. I've seen some really cool battery operated lights at Dollar Tree before. You could mount them on the bottom then decorate the top part somehow to match.
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2009 10:41:19 AM »

My first thought was to perhaps use them to secure a long piece of artwork or fabric.
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2009 12:57:09 PM »

MAYBE CUT THEM OFF OR MAKE THEM INTO LIKE A CHADELIER WITH OUT THE LIGHT MORE DECROTIVE OR SUMTHING
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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2009 01:00:26 PM »

I don't know, but I would try a metal hacksaw to remove them if you have any strong friends. If not, try to embellish them up in some funky way.
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2009 01:10:08 PM »

chinese lanterns.  really big ones.
or hang garland between them.  or a banner.
or a nerf net and have a basket somewhere filled with nerf balls.
or a hanging doll shelf.  or a hanging wooden slatted shelf.
potted plant hangers.
basically, lighting, or shelving.
post pics when you're done; whatever you do!
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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2009 01:23:17 PM »

Some sort of lantern or decorative shade sounds good, if that's your style- I used to have an indian style shade, with little mirrors on- it was just decorative, not for putting over lights.

Or..run a tension rod or some sort of taught rod (don't laugh!!) across the whole wall and put a very very large curtain on it?

I would see if someone could saw them off level with the ceiling, file down the metal and plaster over to hide them, but you've already said that would be costly.

You could make some sort of..fabric sock..for them..maybe elasticated, just to cover them up (they look a bit sharp and dangerous to me!)

I saw a post on here a while ago where someone had a pipe in their room, and covered it with twine to match a cat-toy which was next to it. Strips of fabric or rope could be wound round it, then you could glue on some flowers or something like that, depending on your taste, to brighten it up a bit.
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2009 12:24:08 AM »

It could be used as a display hanger of sorts for just about anything if you secured it correctly. You could create sort of a picture mobile by attaching picture frames on all sides. You could drill directly into the metal (with the right drill bit of course) and attach metal or wooden arms that poke out on all sides to attach the picture frames to.
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