Do you have a lot of trouble finding the right curtain rail at the right price? I do - it seems to be a constant struggle in my house! Which is why I was thrilled to come across this DIY post on fave blog Design*Sponge by bbbcraft sisters (the bbb stands for basic-but-not-boring!). They show you how to make your own curtain rail and get the right finials to go with it.
In this example, the bbbcraft sisters couldn't find finials small enough to fit in the space with which they were working, so opted for some lovely door handles instead. Clever!
You'll find the full step-by-step procedure for building your own curtain rail here but briefly:
- get a dowel cut to fit the the length of the window or door, adding a little extra on each side so that the curtain will cover it entirely. If you are looking to paint or stain it, now's the time!
- slowly drill a hole the same size as your t-nut into the center of each end of the dowel (you may have to drill in and out a little bit).
- hammer the t-nuts into either end then screw in the pulls of your chosen finials.
- hang a couple of cafe rod brackets above your window or door for the transformed dowel to sit in, and voila! Ready to hang your curtains!
I'm sure you'll agree that that's a fantastic end product; and the total cost came to under US$20! Well done bbbcraft sisters, and thanks for the inspiration.