Monday, September 27, 2010

PVC Pipe Curtain Rods {AGAIN}

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I showed you in this post and this post how to use PVC Pipe to make cheap and awesome curtain rods!



Well, I did it again!  Miss J's room has been in need of some new window treatments for a while.  A very plain window...



First, I found some fabric that I really liked. I made two simple panels, long enough for Miss J's tall windows.  (even if you are a sewing newbie, curtains are very easy!!) I was going for simple and kind of Pottery Barn-ish.


 Next, I got some PVC Pipe, and cut it to size.  I then primed it and spray painted it.  I used primer made especially for plastic to prevent scratching.



Next, I primed and spray painted some ugly finials I had laying around.  Ewww.





They looked muuuuuuch better after some paint!




After I put up the white brackets I bought, I attached my finials.  I just use hot glue.  It's strong enough to hold it on, and will pop off easily if I ever need to take it down.  It's a win win!

I did not like the fact that you could see the hot glue.....


So, I added a thin piece of ribbon to hide it!



Here are some finished shots:










Before:




After:



Project Cost:

Primer/Spray Paint:  Free (already had both)
Finials: Free (leftover from previous project)
PVC Pipe: $1.38
Wood Brackets: $9

Total Cost: $10.38
If I could figure out how to go cheaper on the brackets, this project could cost basically nothing!


As always, email me with any questions you might have!
alittleofthis.alittleofthat.blog@gmail.com

24 comments:

  1. i love the difference!! it looks fantastic - and i love the frugal portion of it ...

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  2. Those look great, I will have to do this sometime - so much cheaper.

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  3. Great idea! And I love how cheap it is!

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  4. Great idea! I sure I'll be trying this in the future!

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  5. You are sweet to add my link. Thank you!!!
    Love the bargain re-do.

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  6. Very cute! I keep thinking I should put up some curtains in my daughter's room... although I guess I should decorate it too if I'm going ot take the time... lol Darn this renting an apartment thing, makes decorating seem so trivial! :)

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  7. I just want to tell you I LOVE this idea. Cheap compared to expensive wooden rods and no one will ever know! Love it.

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  8. What a creative idea! My husband made me a curtain rod for my patio doors out of electrical conduit because I needed a long and strong rod. He painted it white and added pink glass knobs on the ends to match our room. I love creative people!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

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  9. OMG I love this idea, and it came out beautifully!! Im totally going to use this in my bedroom! Thanks!!

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  10. Sarah, you continually amaze me with the thrifty projects you do! My sister and I are going to do the magnetic board this weekend from your earlier tutorial. She liked the one I made my mom so much that she wants her very own for her office! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  12. You did AWESOME..these look GREAT!

    Dawn @ Mom-a-Logues
    http://www.mom-a-logues.blogspot.com

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  13. That is so stinking creative and adorable! Thanks for sharing the idea!! Thanks for linking up this week, see you next time :)

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  15. Great Idea, love it! I'm your newest follower.

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  16. Great idea! Love how it turned out!

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  17. OMG!!!!! What a good idea you had. I couldn't tell the difference! They look like wooden rods. I'm getting ready to move into the house I just bought and was wondering what to do, this is it. I can stop worrying now about it. Problem solved. The little one's looks beautiful, love the ribbon on the finials, necessity is the mother of invention. Thank you so much, Jude

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  18. Very well said. These tips are really amazing. I appreciate it for sharing them.

    Plastic Pipe

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