DIY Curtain Rod
Yes, another project! This was the last project we did from two weeks ago. Here’s the deal. When we moved in (almost a year ago), I went and purchased cheap curtains at Goodwill (sea green) and a cheap curtain rod to cover up our glass sliding door. This was only temporary to give us privacy. We don’t have any neighbors, but I’m a big chicken and don’t like my windows to be wide open for everyone to see in. Anyway. Some point in time, our sweet, innocent German Shepherd, Jesse, attacked the sliding glass door when she saw a cat and pulled the curtains that bent the cheap curtain rod. It didn’t break or fall. It was just bent, like a hill. I couldn’t bring myself to go and buy a new curtain rod! Have you seen the prices on those? Some go up to $40! That’s crazy!
Finally I had had enough! I went to Google and asked him to find me DIY Curtains. And he delivered. Check this out! Amazing! Good news is we finished this project. I would take pictures of our curtain rod and curtains, but the curtains aren’t as pretty as hers and I think that’s what sells the DIY project. The bad news:
- It did take all weekend. That was because you have to let the spray paint dry.
- If you have a husband who is helping you and has to buy a “new” tool to get the job done, it’s not going to be cheap, like you planned.
- We had a hard time finding brackets to fit the electric conduit and I finally just purchased regular ones for $10.
It definitely is an improvement from the curtain rod we had up there. For the next two windows, I will shop around for brackets and we won’t have to buy anymore tools, so hopefully it will be cheaper. I’m going to try to find fabric on sale and make my own curtains like the tutorial shows as well. Then I will post my before and after pictures and be so proud.