How To Hide Your TV Using Fabric

How To Hide Your TV Using Fabric

Kyle Freeman
Feb 16, 2010

We sheepishly admit to buying a friend's gigantic used television. The embarrassment about owning such a ridiculously large TV recedes into the background when we're engrossed in watching LOST on Tuesday nights. But most of the time we don't want this big black void staring at us or our company.

So the challenge was to create a disguise for the TV, using only what we had on hand. We had an old IKEA curtain rod, a piece of linen fabric we're fond of, some old curtain clips, and invisible fishing line. Before everyone gets all worked up about the strange placement of the TV in front of a couple doors, both doors enter the same unfinished attic space. So blocking one of the doors is irrelevant and when we set up the overall space this location for the TV made the most sense.

What You Need

curtain rod
curtain clips
invisible nylon fishing line

sewing machine


1. Install two hooks in the ceiling to line up with where you want the TV curtain to fall.
2. Use weighted fishing line (ours was 30 lb. fishing line) to hang the rod. (Since the fishing line is invisible, the rod appears to dangle in mid-air, defying the laws of gravity.)
3. Hang rod. We happened to have a white rod on hand, and we like how it blends into the white wall behind it.
4. Hem edges of fabric (one of the simplest things you can do on a sewing machine).
5. Clip fabric to rod using curtain clips.

Additional Notes: Now, we also know that this makeshift solution may be a bit too, well, makeshift for a lot of people. But it fits in perfectly with our eclectic decor, which doesn't take itself very seriously. And as you may know by know we change things around incessantly so it matters not that the installation may be far from perfect. That's it!

Images: Kyle Freeman

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