When we first moved in to our little house, I made some cute little curtains and hung them up on the cheap rods you can get at Walmart for less than $10... but after 3 years, they were completely bowed in the middle and sagging. They just looked terrible, and did nothing to help our living room. :(
So, for the past 4 months, our windows have been empty. (In my crazy cleaning spree before lil'est man arrived, I just couldn't handle the saggy curtain rods any longer, so I took them down and figured I would get back around to them when I had a chance...) I have two big windows and one small window, and in order to buy nice curtain rods for all of these windows, it easily would have cost over $60 (on sale!!!) and I was not willing to pay that!
Then, I came across this awesome tutorial from House of Hepworths and knew it was exactly what I needed! DIY curtain rods made from electrical conduit that cost sooo much less than store-bought ones... and you can make them exactly what you want! Score! ;)
Here's my version and how we did it:
First, we measured how long we wanted our rods to be, and cut them! I am still slightly afraid of power tools, so Chris cut them for me with a grinder! :)
After they were dry, we shoved some corks in the end so that we would have something to screw our "finials" into! Then, we spray-painted the ends. (We actually screwed the end-caps in first, but you could see the cork a little so we painted them to cover it up!)
What do y'all think?? I think they look just as great as store-bought ones, if not better!
If you make some curtain rods of your own, please put your link in the comments! I would LOVE to see them!!!