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DIY Curtain Rods



Another project that we recently finished for the sunroom is adding some curtains. I didn’t want to spend a ton of money on curtain rods and there are three walls of windows (four rods needed) so I did a search on pinterest for DIY Curtain Rods and found this post “$7 Curtain Rods” at Kelly Hicks Design’s Blog. It was PERFECT!

Our local Menards had everything we needed so it was a quick and easy project and the cost was very minimal. We used 1/2″ Metal  Conduit for the Rods, Hooks for the Rod Holder, and Conduit Fittings for the ends. We needed a little help finding the conduit fittings and when we told the salesman what we were using it for he laughed and said that’s one he’s never heard before. LOL.

We pretty much followed the directions from Kelly Hicks Design’s post except we substituted hooks for the eyebolts. I was originally going to spray paint the rods white so I didn’t want to scratch the paint when I put the rod through the eyebolt but once I put them up I liked the silver in the room so I decided to leave them for now.


In the end the cost was very minimal – the two long side windows ended up being $5.25 each and the two smaller front windows were $4.61 each because we were able to cut the pipe for both. Not too bad!! I’m so glad I found Kelly’s post – this saved me a lot of money and I really like how they look too!



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16 thoughts on “DIY Curtain Rods

  1. What a great way to make your own curtain rods at a great price! I’m looking to redecorate my master bedroom this summer & this is inspiring me to try making curtain rods on the cheap! I’m stopping by from Give Me The Goods Monday (#8 How To Repurpose A Frame and #10 Super Creamy Pancakes) Have a great day!

  2. Thanks Carrie! This is definitely a good alternative to store bought curtain rods – so much cheaper! Good luck on your bedroom remodel!

  3. I also used conduit to make drapery rods. I painted mine white. I love the fittings you used for the ends.


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  4. This is so cool! I love that they bring that perfect industrial touch to the space! Awesome!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

  5. Awesome, awesome, awesome idea! Curtain rods can be so expensive! Great alternative! Thanks for partying with us at Give Me The Goods Monday! Hope to see you back next week! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  6. Thanks Jenna! And thank you for hosting the link party every Monday – I’ll definitely be back! ~Jess

  7. Such a great solution to save some money! Pinning!

  8. Your gorgeous and genius DIY curtain rods were featured at Give Me The Goods Monday!! Come over and grab a button!
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  11. What a great job – can’t believe you got them looking so good for so little.

    I would love for you to link up at the Mommy Archive – we’re focused on curtains, drapes & blinds this week, Alice @ Mums Make Lists

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  14. Thank you for this tutorial! My curtain rods look great! Love the he no hassle finials! If you want them to not have an open hole on the end, buy the 3/4″ conduit and conduit fittings and put 1/2″ knockout seals into the ends of the conduit fittings 😉

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