Now that I've shown you my living room, I will share how I made the custom curtain rod over the large front window.
For this project, I basically just followed the directions I found HERE, with the help of my handy hubby.
To make this, you will need:
- 1/2" electrical metal tubing conduit
- 2 or 3 L brackets depending on the length if you need one in the middle or not
- 1/2" conduit straps for each bracket
- nuts and bolts for each bracket
- spray paint
First I sanded the tubing. This takes just a minute to quickly go over then wipe down.
We then hung the tubing with string from a clothesline in the backyard so I could easily spray paint it. For this step, use whatever genius idea you can come up with to spray it!
I also stuck my finials in a cardboard box and sprayed them as well. Do the same with all the brackets, nuts and bolts, etc.
Then attach the straps to the brackets and measure, mark, and screw in the brackets to the wall.
I then had to put the curtains on the rod first because they wouldn't fit over the finials. Then I hot glued the finials into the rod.
Then hang it up, step back, and enjoy your terrific handiwork!