Window Treatments – Curtain Rods

You’d be surprised at the items you have around your house already that can be re-made into a curtain rod.

Find a relatively straight tree branch. Use as is or spray paint it to work with your decorating scheme.

Paint a 7/8-inch-diameter dowel whatever color you desire. Use Gorilla glue, epoxy or other strong glue to attach decorative finials to each end of the dowel. Make sure to slide curtain rings on before attaching the final finial.

Attach finials to a 3/4-inch galvanized pipe. Attach floor flanges to the pipe. Secure the flanges to your wall studs.

Shower curtain rod.

Sew, glue or use iron-on tape to create a tube of fabric to cover an ugly curtain rod.


Finials can be purchased or use:

  • decorative balls
  • toys (if decorating a child’s bedroom or playroom)
  • several metal or wood rings stacked together
  • napkin rings
  • knick-knacks

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I started this blog to share with you all the results of years of turning trash into treasures. Hopefully I'll spark some new creative thoughts and if that happens I hope that you'll share your discoveries and together we’ll build a blog that will singlehandedly reduce global warming and save the world! Okay, maybe that’s a grand goal but we should be able to at least downsize our own trash output.

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