Mid Century Curtain rod on a dollar store budget...
Updated: Apr 8, 2019
I'm going to show you how to get the look of a $100 curtain rod for Just $10 a Window..
What's Up Flockers! So I was browsing the internet for things I didn't know I needed and I fell in love with these Mid Century Styled curtain rods. I saw them on one of those "I can't afford Websites" and I knew they were out of my budget, but I knew I could make them. Here is a picture of my inspiration. I was more worried about the rod, not so much the bracket because the bracket will be covered up with curtains anyways.
Finding the supplies...
Here is picture of the items used to make these awesome curtain rods.
The supplies shown are for one window. I have three windows so I would need three rods and six knobs. For the ends of the rods my first thought was brass pipe caps from a hardware store but I couldn't find anything that was the right size. So on to my second thought, because of course I have a million ideas in my head at any given time. It was some type of knob you would put on a drawer. I found these really cool knobs at Hobby Lobby for 50% off so I got them for $3 each! Once I decided to go with drawer knobs I knew that the ends of the roads must screw on and off. I found these rods at Target, they are normally $14 but they were on clearance for $5 each.
Lets get this rod goin..
How to put it all together.
Step One.... Unscrew all of the ends of the roads and set them to the side.
Step Two... Take 4" of black electrical tape and wrap around the screw portion of the knobs.
Step 3... Start to screw the knob into the end of the pole leaving about a quarter of an inch. Now dab on some E600 around the screw and finish screwing it in the rest of the way. This is to help the knob stay more secure. Once you have done this to all of your rods, set them aside and give them about 24 hours for the glue to set. You will end up with a finished rod like the picture below.
Step 4... Once all the rods have dried you can follow your regular mounting directions that came with your rod.
Step 5... Hang your masterpiece and add your curtains. I also chose to use gold curtain hooks by Project 62 from Target to hang my curtains
Not to shabby for a $10 project if I do say so myself. For three windows I spent around $30 and saved about $260. Why are you still sitting there? Go out and get some curtain rods, some knobs and give your windows a fresh new look. After you get done making yours please share them with me. I love to see what my Flock is up to.