Cheap'n'Dirty(tm) solution : buy 10x12 blue plastic tarp, large screw-
eyes in ceiling, run clothesline thru grommets in tarp, attach
clothesline to screw-eyes at each end. Ugly but functional. Material
cost probably less than $20. Now if aesthetics is an issue..... which
it very well could be with SWMBO involved, forget I even mentioned it.
Make the boxes more "architectural" looking with a roller and
whatever leftover house paint you can spare. Hopefully, you'll still
have some paint left from the laundry room, and the boxes will be
That, or turn off the light.
That, or live with it. Utility rooms aren't meant to be beautiful.
Opaque shower curtains. Couple bucks each at WalMart. Shower curtains are
only six feet, so you'll probably construct overlapping layers.
I had to use shower curtains for a couple of windows where the regular 60"
curtains wouldn't work.
Before you dismiss the idea as double-goofy, go look at what's available.
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