Curtain rods can get really expensive, really fast. In yet another effort to save money on our home decor, I make my own curtain rods! It’s actually super easy. Here’s the quick breakdown:
• 1 set of rod holders ($9)
• 1 set finials ($2)
• 1 8′ dowel rod ($11)
I start at Lowe’s, which is pretty much my mecca of all things DIY. My favorite rod holders are these babies.
Allen + Roth, for about $9 for two, and they come in different colors. I have the walnut shade in my living room, and I stained my dowel rod and finials to match. My bedroom rods are white, as you can see here. Speaking of finials, Lowe’s has 3 varieties: small, medium, and large. These are the medium, and it’s about 2 bucks for a pack of two.
This is my super handy painting method. I also put screws into the ends of the dowel rods and suspend them from two patio chairs when I paint them. Makes rotating very easy! Though I’m still getting the hang of this whole photographing the step-by-step process so I don’t have a photo of my rods. Sorry Just know that I cut them down to about 76 inches (the length of my window is 72 inches, so I added a 2 inch overhang to each side) and then painted them with two coats of semi-gloss white. Once it dried, I drilled a hole in the center and screwed in my finials. Voila! A lovely hardwood 6′ long curtain rod and holders for $22. Not too shabby!