Thursday, January 17, 2013

Kitchen Redo: Part Two {DIY Curtain Rod}

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The curtains are hung and I'm quite proud of the rod we made ourselves!

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Here's how it was done.  We started with two large antique glass furniture knobs.

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We made a trip to the hardware store and picked up one 3/4" x 10' Metallic Electrical Tube (EMT) Conduit ($3.98), a pair of curtain brackets (the plastic ones are around $5.00/set), and a 3/4"square dowel.  Making the total cost of this curtain rod project around $10.00.

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We painted the conduit (cut to size) and brackets with Pure White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint we had on hand and sealed it with wipe-on poly we also had in our paint stash.

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By taping the brackets off with Frog Tape we were able to paint them right on the wall and keep the new paint job clean.

Next, drill a 2+" deep hole the size of your knob hardware into the dowel.

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Cut off an approximately 1.5" chunk of the dowel.

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Thread the knob through the dowel and use the nut to secure.

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The 3/4" square will fit perfectly and snugly inside the ends of the 3/4" round conduit.

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There you have it. 

A perfectly customizable way to make a curtain rod in the color and style you desire!


Feel free to visit the other posts in our kitchen makeover series:
Painted Cabinet Reveal
Hardboard Plank Wall
Side Kitchen Reveal


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16 comments:

  1. Very nice! You are so talented. We just got a saw so I can start making things like DIY curtain rods. Love, love your aqua chair too. Wondering if its an antique or new?

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  2. Lovely and unique finials for your rod! Great idea.

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  3. Very resourceful and pretty! Great job!

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  4. curtains look, love the way the rods turned out, so cool with the crystal ends, love the look, actually love the room as well...

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  5. What a wonderful idea! I love the crystal knobs! Amazing!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  6. Great idea! I love the finials and it looks perfect in that beautiful room.

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  7. You did it too!!! Isn't this the best? Ours is in our livingroom so I look at it every day and think "Wow, you would never know how inexpensive it is." Yours looks fabulous, love the white! xo Liz

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  8. Saw this in pinterest. Very beautiful idea. It turned out lovely.

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  9. I love your spruce up! Your space has turned out amazing!!

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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  10. OMG!!!! GREAT job!!!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!

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  11. CONGRATS!!!! You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer!
    Come over and grab your featured button... you deserve it :)
    http://thediydreamer.com/from-dream-to-reality/features-52/

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  12. I love it!!! I was looking for a cheap DIY curtain rod, his is perfect!!!!

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