Saturday, May 28, 2011

DIY - Custom Curtain Rods

Dressing a window can be pricey, Curtains, Rods and Rings add up quickly. Here's 3 money saving ideas for the naked windows around your house. 

Charming and Elegant: Bring the outdoors inside using pruners, a relatively straight tree branch, and some white spray paint. You'll get a nature-inspired, functional work of art. 
Use tie-top curtains to adjust for the curves of the branch -- no rings or clips needed!!
For an Industrial Look: Attach red-handle boiler valves with adapters to a 3/4-inch galvanized pipe and floor flanges. Secure the flanges to wall studs. Use steel clamps for the rings.
Hockey Fans!! Simply hang a hockey stick on hidden brackets. The puck look-alikes are shower curtain hooks painted black, then squeezed with pliers for a snug fit.