Good afternoon, savvy savers! For this weeks Tuesday Tutorials post, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite tricks for finishing off the look of several rooms in my home, DIY $2.00 curtain rods!
To achieve this look:
- 1 dowel rod
- 2 screw-in door pulls
- E-6000 epoxy
- 2 1 inch tea cup screw hooks
- Curtain panel
- Purchase a dowel rod to fit the length of your window; dowel rods are great as they are inexpensive, come in 12, 18, 24, and 36″ lengths, and most are under $1.00!
- Paint your dowel rod. I used a free paint samples from Lowe’s; they currently have 2013 and Spring 2014 Valspar paint samples for only $0.68!
- Next, drill a hole in each end of the rod; a length of 1/2″ deep is fine.
- Now, smear a small amount of E-6000 epoxy onto each door pull, and then screw into your pre-drilled holes on each end of the dowel rod.
- Finally, measure and install a 1 inch teacup hook on each side of the window, where the rod will sit; if the hooks are not deep enough they can be stretched with pliers.
- Now the fun part, hang your rod!
That’s it! Why pay upwards of $30.00 for a barred curtain rod, when you can make your own for $2.00! This rod is so versatile, in that you can hang wither a traditional rod and islet curtain, os can use the same rod for a islet and clamp-style curtain, for a more cafe inspired look, as well! Why pay upwards of $40.00 at department stores!
Here’s to saving!