DIY Industrial Curtain Rods
Electrical conduit makes for a really inexpensive DIY curtain rod, as shown by Love and Renovations here on Remodelaholic.
For a very obviously industrial look, just change up the mounting hardware and finial style like this:
or use some vintage corbels and attach your industrial curtain rod for a lovely salvaged look:
Make the industrial look much more budget friendly by using PVC! (Yes, that is plastic painted pipe! See more awesome PVC projects here.)
Create Your Own Traditional Style Curtain Rod — And Save Money!
Even if unique or industrial aren’t your style, you can still DIY a curtain rod and save some cash! Especially if you have an odd-sized or extra-wide window, save the money you’d spend on custom drapery rods and make it yourself. And there are lots of options for great looks!
While They Snooze shows you how to make an easy curtain rod shelf — hold your curtains and some decor!
Red Fly Creations used electrical conduit and some thrifted finials (plus a smart trick for attaching the finials to the hollow metal rod).
House of Hepworths also used electrical conduit and some IKEA finials:
The Shabby Creek Cottage created this curtain rod with some wall hooks, a wooden dowel, and some craft store wooden finials (and paint, obviously).
Similarly, Stephanie Lynn used a wooden dowel and finials, plus some wood corbels for this look:
Or you could use an actual rod bracket (inexpensive at the hardware store) and a dowel and different style of finals for this style that Thistlewood Farms featured in her home:
Diane over at In My Own Style used PVC pipe to and finials to make this curtain rod:
or she flexed her creative muscle and used a tennis ball to make the finials on this one!
And last but not least… one of the smartest curtain rod tricks I’ve seen, especially for renters: use a large adhesive wall hook to hold up your curtain rod! Found over at In a Nutshell.
Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.