Instead of spending a fortune on factory made curtains (we have like 20
windows in our house!), we started a DIY project several weeks ago by buying
cute, discounted fabric and sewing it into floor-length curtains. That part was
all quick and easy, but a lack of time in our busy schedules and still not wanting to
spend a lot of money left us temporarily tacking up our hand-made
curtains. Finally, tonight we were able to tackle some of our
continued project... curtain rods made from conduit! It's a very neat
and inexpensive alternative curtain rod. Today's project hangs four
curtains for about $30.
Here's how we did it....
What you'll need : 2 - 1/2" conduit (10ft long)
8 - 1/2" One hole straps
8 - bolts, nuts, locking washers
8 - L Brackets (with mounting screws)
Step 1: Assemble your rod mounting brackets by securing a one-hole strap to an
L-Bracket using a bolt, locking washer, and nut.
Step 2: Measure and cut the conduit to length using the hacksaw.
Step 3: Secure the rod mounting brackets at your desired height using
the screws that came with the L-Brackets.
Tip: Use a stud finder to make sure the mounting brackets are in a
stud. Use a level to make sure the rod is mounted straight.
Step 4: Attach curtain rings to the curtains and slide the rod through. Then set
the rod/curtain in the mounting brackets. Easy as that!
Though I like the simplicity of our new curtain rods, the creative side of me
may end up painting them and adding finials.