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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