This project is pretty much a piggy back off of this post I did last year. Like everything else in my house, things get changed around all of the time….including my curtain rods. Last year I made short curtain rods by spray painting wood dowels. My living room and dining room are connected and the windows in each room had the short curtain rods with white IKEA curtains. I was content with this setup for a good 6 months. Over this past winter though I felt like my dining room needed a little something so I made new curtains and found these inexpensive rods on Amazon to hang them.
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And then I wanted a little change in my living room. I still had the short curtain rods up with one curtain on each window. Since I have smaller windows in my living room I knew I could get away with making my own curtain rods and having two curtains on each window instead. I purchased four 48″ long wood dowels from Lowe’s and also picked up 1 dowel just a little bit fatter than the 4 dowels. Everything got spray painted black with Rustoleum. I cut two 1″ pieces from the one fatter dowel for each skinny dowel. These will be the end pieces. I probably could have gone fatter but I was too lazy to head back to the store so I worked with what I had.
I put a little dot of hot glue on the little piece.
And attached it to the 48″ wood dowel.
And voila a curtain rod is born. Well, a faux curtain rod. These curtain rods are pretty thin that I was able to slide the rods through the curtain with ease. If you use clips to hang your curtains you can also probably slide the rod right through the clips as well.
And depending on how you hang your curtains there is good chance you might or might not see the whole rod.
I used curtain brackets similar to these to hang my rods from. This was a pretty easy project and what I like the most is that these rods are wood so there is no sagging involved.
In case you were wondering:
- Striped Rug
- Paint color is Silver Drop by Behr
- Dining room curtain rods
- Curtain Brackets
- Curtain clips
- See how I added trim to my IKEA curtains here
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