Okay I know yesterday’s post about my curtain rod drama was such a
and you are waiting with great anticipation for my big solution to the problem!
(The problem being I needed a very large rod for a picture window to match the rods on two regular-sized windows. This is what the big window rod has looked like since I realized the rod I bought for it was a foot too short. Oops!)
Let me just tell you first that I don’t take any of this decorating of my home too seriously.
I certainly would if I did it as a job like a lot of you talented ladies, but when it comes to decorating my own house, I’m not losing sleep over a curtain rod, I can tell you that.
However, as with anything, there may be snafoos that pop up when you do a project, and I for one always enjoy hearing solutions to real life problems around the home.
This, my friends, is something I wish I had been doing for the past 14 years of home ownership! To think of how much I have spent on custom window treatments and extraordinarily expensive curtain rods makes me want to – you guessed it – bang my head against the wall. Oh how I would rather use that money to go to Hawaii.
So – you may have guessed it – my picture window is now outfitted with a rod made from
that cost all of one dollar and fifty-five cents to purchase!!!
First I trimmed the PVC pipe with a hacksaw – it was very easy to cut through. I pushed a wooden dowel into the ends as far as I could get it to go (the dowel was an exact fit for the pipe so it only went in 2-3 inches. If it was slightly smaller I had epoxy on hand to make sure it stayed in place.) When the dowel was securely inside the pipe, I cut the excess.
I drilled holes for the finials into the dowel, spraypainted the pipe with oil rubbed bronze paint (that can be used on plastic) to match the other rods in the room,
Doesn’t the PVC version look just like the other window rods?
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