Make a DIY Pipe Curtain Rod for Long Windows
Learn how to make a DIY pipe curtain rod. I love using pipes in my home for unexpected uses like my copper pipe handrail.
Why are curtain rods so expensive? Long, sturdy ones are even pricier! So what’s a girl to when she has 2 patio doors to cover?
I really didn’t want to pay a fortune, so I decided to make my own curtain rods with conduit pipe for a fraction of the cost.
How to Make a DIY Pipe Curtain Rod
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- Conduit pipe
- Spray paint
- Curtain rod brackets (I use these because they’re so inexpensive and simple)
- Drill or driver
- Screws (I like these screws for hanging stuff.)
- Cut your pipe to size. A hacksaw cuts through the pipe pretty easily, but you could also get a tube cutter if you have a lot of pipes to cut. Since I like to hang my curtains wider than the windows, I added 2 feet to the measurement of the door. This allows 1 foot of extra space on each side.
- Spray paint your pipes. I used flat black spray paint. You’ll have to roll it a few times to get even coverage.
- Attach the curtain rod brackets to the wall. I like to hang my curtains higher to make my rooms look taller. It also makes your windows look larger. If your curtains are heavy or will be used a lot, use wall anchors to attach them to the wall. I like these wall anchors the best because they’re so easy to use! These curtain rod brackets come with a cover to hide the screws.
- For extra long spans, use a center bracket as well. Shorter spans, like my French doors, were fine without a center bracket.
I’m still trying to figure out the finials for the ends. I really love this idea, so I’ll probably figure out a variation of it.
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Emy is a vintage obsessed mama of 2 DIYer who loves sharing affordable solutions for common home problems. You don’t need a giant budget to create a lovely home. Read more…