Make this industrial curtain rod with brackets and finials from hardware store supplies
I’m going to show you how I made an industrial curtain rod from inexpensive hardware store supplies. I was on a fairly tight budget for my curtains rods for the dining and living area of our home, but I still wanted something that looked solid and substantial for our seven foot wide windows. I used plastic pipe and plumbing parts for the brackets. They turned out exactly as I was hoping and you can never tell the difference between my plastic curtain rods and real galvanized metal. Keep reading to find out how!
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First screw the ceiling flange to the wall. It’s a good idea to screw it into a stud. I’ve learned the hard way (after my children have swung on curtains and ripped them off the wall) to always find a stud. Then put a small amount of clear caulking or the gorilla epoxy in the flange and screw in the threaded rod. Then screw on the split ring hanger and slide in the PVC curtain rod.
The plumbing cap finial just slides in the end to finish it off and no one will ever know it’s just plastic pipe disguised as an industrial curtain rod.
For about $35 per window, I have a heavy looking and strong industrial curtain rod with three brackets and two finials. Not a bad price for a solid curtain rod!
Next week I’ll be showing you my IKEA curtain hack to get this beautiful pale aqua blue color.