I recently decided to give a facelift to our teeny-tiny main level bathroom. It was a small-budget project (just paint and vinyl tile), but I decided to splurge a little bit on the shower curtain rod. After making custom industrial pipe curtain rods for our living room, I decided to give copper a try.
This DIY shower curtain rod was my original inspiration, so I decided to make one of my own… with just a few minor tweaks. This was such an easy DIY project, and a major improvement from the previous (and very sad looking) off-white, cheap, plastic shower curtain rod. When you measure your pipes, be sure to keep in mind the extra length that the copper elbows and nipple fittings will add.
Line the inside of the copper elbows and nipple fittings with glue, then assemble the two shorter vertical hanging bars (see second image below). Then screw the shorter vertical hanging copper pipes into the floor flanges – but not ALL the way. Don’t forget to PIN this DIY shower curtain rod for later: