Thursday, February 9, 2017

DIY Wood Curtain Rods on the Cheap!

Hello everyone! I am back today to show you probably the easiest DIY that went into our Master Bedroom Makeover.  It was so easy that it hardly needs a tutorial--so this is going to be short!

The curtain rods that we used to have in our bedroom were just a basic metal pole with some plastic finales so I wanted to replace them with something a little nicer.  I had my heart set on some pretty wood ones to go along with the farmhouse style that I was using for this space. 

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We began by measuring out where we wanted the dowel to sit on each corbel. 

Next, we used our 1-1/2" Hole Saw which is about the coolest little tool ever!)   to create a semi circle. 

Since the drill bit needs to attach into the wood first we actually ended up with slightly more than a semi circle which is why we used a hole saw a little larger than our wood dowel.

I sanded the rough edges down and then applied a coat of Rust-Oleum Wood Stain in Kona to all of the corbels and the wood dowel.

Next was the fun part!  I used a wire brush to create a deep grain which helped give them more of a rustic industrial feel. 

...Then I stopped taking pictures because I was caught in the whirlwind of completing all of the other projects for this room and totally spaced!  Sorry guys...

Basically once the stain was dry I went back over and dry brushed some white paint on and sealed it with my trusty Chalky Clear Sealing Wax which really helped bring out the cool details.

The corbels came with metal keyhole plates on the back which made them nice and easy to mount to the wall.

At first I was worried that they may be too dark but since I have so many light colors going on in this room I think the contrast ended up looking really nice.

The supplies to make two pairs only cost a little over $20 so I am super happy that I decided to switch them out!

Have a happy week friends! 
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  1. Wowsa, your bedroom is gorgeous and this is a superb idea. They fit right in and add just the perfect amount of pop! Pinning & sharing!

  2. Beautiful! I've been without bedroom curtains for 4 years...I think it's time to change that!

    1. Thank you Meg! These were so simple to make I'm sure you will be happy if you decide to try them! :)

  3. I am not very fond of curtains but if as I go through your blog post. I am looking forward to made this curtains rod.

    1. Thank you Lindsey! I'm picky with curtains too--all of ours our sheer and white so they add a touch of decor but still let light in! :)

  4. What a great idea! I love the ingenuity! I want to extend an invite for you to share this at our weekly link party which runs from Wednesday-Monday every week. Hope to see you there!


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