That’s why I’ve pulled together this awesome list of the best 30 DIY curtain rods from around the web and blogosphere. These homeowners have all found creative ways around the steep retail curtain rod price tags. And not only are these DIY curtain rods typically way cost-wise, but they also have a serious leg up when it comes to style! Grab a free copy of “10 Totally Transformational Home Decorating Solutions – All Under $100”.
Galvanized Pipe & Rope DIY Curtain Rod | The Heathered Nest This versatile (and quick) DIY curtain rod using rope and pipe has been one of the most popular posts we’ve ever had on the blog.
Restoration Hardware Inspired Curtain Rods | Maison de Pax Taryn shares the secret sauce wood stain used to give this perfect rustic farmhouse look on a previously unfinished dowel rod.
Knockoff West Elm Curtain Rods | Living Letter Home
Expensive, rustic wood curtain rods served as the inspo for this handmade version made by Living Letter Home.
DIY Bay Window Curtain Rod | Kelly Leigh Creates DIY Long Curtain Rod for Sunrooms & Big Windows | Craftivity Designs
The Cheapest DIY Curtain Rods Made from Electrical Conduit | Renovated Faith Karin compares using PVC to electrical conduit for creating DIY curtain rods and shares the pros/cons so you can make a decision as to which material may be best for your own situation.
Industrial Conduit Pipe Curtain Rod | By Brittany Goldwyn Brittany shares another electrical conduit rod project, this one with galvanized pipe end caps.
Door Knob & Industrial Pipe Curtain Rods | In My Own Style Corey uses cool hardware to mount her outdoor DIY curtains and rods.
Clever Curtain Rods for Tricky Shaped Windows | Shine DIY and Design DIY Painted Faux Antique Brass Curtain Rod | The Chelsea Project
Sometimes, a little paint is all it takes to bring a curtain rod from boring to blinged-out!
Lisa will show you how to make glam curtain rod finials from…PING PONG BALLS!
If you don’t need a functional rod, then keeping them short is one way to save $$$, as Kristi did below. Extra long DIY curtain rods with Electrical Conduit | House of Hepworths
Allison compares this material with others commonly used, including PVC, wood dowel, and metal piping. A simple, primitive curtain rod made from a bamboo stalk and jute rope. Just like we’ve seen branches used in lieu of a regular, old rod, this use of a canoe oar is a fun, unique twist, isn’t it? Then highlight it as Olive and Love do with this rustic barn wood curtain holder with hooks.
Isn’t this unique DIY curtain rod twist from Micheal at Inspired by Charm great? He mounted a wood board over each window then drove forged nails into it.
Yard Stick Curtain Rod | KariAnne Wood via Krazy Glue blog This mom embraced her son’s love of the movie, “Cars” hardcore. She went all out on the theme, including crafting her own DIY curtain rods using antique towing hooks for the wall brackets!
Antique Boat Hook DIY Curtain Rod | Finding Silver Pennies In this kids’ bunkroom, you can see the rope rod which separates the bunk room from the hallway/bathroom area below. And in the shot below, you can see another rope curtain rod that divides the master bedroom from the living area.
DIY Bay Window Curtain Rod with Conduit | Kelly Leigh Creates But Kelly Leigh Creates has a genius tutorial for a custom bay window curtain rod that’s not only incredibly affordable, it’s insanely easy to put together, too! Tara had a big sunroom that needed curtains and rods…but her budget for window coverings was small.
Another super fun and unique DIY curtain rod bracket idea here – use leather belts! Check out the tutorial and see how the rod is simply inserted through a loop created with a segment of the belt. We’ll show you the step-by-step process to make your own for either inside or outside your home!
From wood to pipe to wire and everything in between including a leather belt, I hope you’ve seen that you don’t need to go the traditional, retail route when it comes to curtain rods! Thinking outside the big retail box can help you create beautiful, unique curtain rods in your home for a fraction of the cost! Looking for more beautiful & budget-friendly home decorating ideas and DIY projects?
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