Monday, July 18, 2011

Wall-to-Wall Curtain Rod ~ Sneak Peek

Here's another sneak peek of progress made in the master bedroom. 
 There certainly are a lot of sneak peeks around here.
Since summer break, the bedroom projects have been put to the side, but I'm getting there! :)
There will be wall-to-wall curtains hung behind the bed and I needed something heavy duty and affordable.
Buying a custom size curtain rod for the room could get really expensive. Mom suggested using conduit pipe found in most hardware stores as the curtain rod .

 So, I used one inch pipe and let's just say... it wasn't easy sawing it in two. We only had a hack saw on hand.  Nicole and I took turns and eventually we got it done.  I knew all those muscles I developed after toting around four babies would come in handy!
Bless Nicole for coming over and helping me, it was definitely a two person job and I needed all the moral support I could get as we anchored the brackets into the studs!

We used a conduit pipe connector to attach the two pipes in the center, and hung the pipe on L brackets mounted into the studs. At each pipe end, we hung metal closet rod holders.  Worked like a charm!
We have a couple different options that we'll share later of how we are actually going to attach the rod to the
L-brackets.


 Adding up the cost...

16.00 for two 10 ft. conduit pipes
5.00 for a package of L-Brackets
4.00 for closet rod holders
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about 25.00 for a custom fit wall-to-wall curtain rod...not bad!?

Stay tuned for the finished results!

3 comments:

steph said...

hurry up! you're killing me already!!! can't wait to see the final reveal...maybe the kids need to go back to school! :)

gretchen said...

I have a full wall that I would like to hang curtains on in the master bedroom as well...I can't wait to see how this turns out. I might have to borrow your idea!

Annie said...

Any more info on how you hung this and what the end finals look like? I have a wall of windows in my living room I want to try this with!

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