So I got this idea from another blog called House of Hepworths, but I’ll give you a brief tutorial of how I did it. She has a ton of pictures on hers so if you need more details just click the link and read her post . . . I’ll make it short and sweet because this is the simplest thing you can do if you need a curtain rod quick!
- set of 2 or 3 brackets (these are cheap from target or walmart, etc. I went with black.
- piece of electrical conduit (10 feet for like 2 dollars at lowes or home depot!)
- spray paint (I used back Rustoleum flat protective enamel)
- 2 wire coat hangars
- curtains (I used 3 panels)
Measure the window or section of wall you want the curtain to cover, and go buy your electrical conduit at the hardware store. You can even have them cut it there for you, I got mine at Lowes and they didn’t even charge me to cut it with their heavy duty pipe cutter.
Spray paint it outside, and you are welcome to use my husband’s genius idea of suspending it over the grass with 2 wire coat hangars. (See picture) It allows you to paint the whole thing without getting your fingers in it or smudging the paint by trying to turn it. You probably want to allow a day for it to dry, at least 6-8 hours. This is the hard part for me!
Hang your brackets, make sure you use a level and get them in the wall really snug. Don’t want any curtains falling on babies or furniture!! Here are the pics . . .
There you go! Its done! I didn’t worry about the ends of my curtain rod being open because as you will see in my next post, its so high that you don’t even notice that the ends are open, especially because its black (I spray painted inside as best I could to make it dark). But if you want something on the end, you can use your imagination. A ball, a round piece of wood or cardboard painted the same color as the rod, a large gem glued on there . . . be creative!
I know there are no pics of the finished product yet, and that is because for me there is more to do! For my next DIY I will show you how to use cheap and easy lighting to spice up your curtains!