Saturday, January 22, 2011

What I've Been Up To #2...Curtain Rods

What do you do when you have a 4 yr old who loves to hide behind and play in your 4 panels of 83" long curtains but your cheapo metal curtain rod can't take it?
You make a better one! And you DIY (do it yourself).

Here's what I did:

I found these 2 two-packs of cute rod brackets at our beloved orange store (The Home Depot) for around $7 a pack. I however needed five and didn't want to spend another $7 so what do I do? I make my own replica of course! And then spray painted them all black to match.

This is one from the store

And this is the one I made from a piece of ply wood and our jigsaw. Not bad eh?

Then I found these cute decorative rod ends also in a two-pack for just $1! They were oak colored but no need to fear....I've got black spray paint for that too!

The rod part was easy too. We just got a piece of PVC pipe for around $2. Then, cut it down to the 101" that I needed and painted that too! Our free stash of black spray paint ran out so I just got out our left over jar of black paint and brushed it on. Can't beat free!

So total cost for the new 101" rod came to around $10! I can't wait til I can paint the last coat of acrylic sealer on and then hang my 4 navy blue panels!
Then, its all the hide-and-seek a 4 yr old could ever want...

7 comments:

Shelia said...

Very creative! Oh,I'm giggling just a bit thinking of your little one pulling down the curtain rod! I know it probably wasn't funny when it happened.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

the cape on the corner said...

awesome! what a great and thrifty idea!

K8itchen Design Ideas said...

such a perfectly simple idea; i absolutely love it!

paige renee said...

Such a good idea! I'm very impressed! :)

Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home said...

Your jigsaw work is right on! Great job! Would love to see you at my weekend linky party :)

Anonymous said...

this blog was written alonggg time ago. but I'll give it a try just in case...where did you get those beautiful decorative rod ends? absolutely gorgeous. Home depot?

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

yes I got them at Home Depot. Thanks for leaving a comment. They are few and far between these day with Pinterest now.