How to Make Conduit Curtain Rods


Remember earlier this week when I showed you how to make a foam board cornice (and it was beautiful) but I took it down due to it blocking natural light in the living room? Well now I’m back with the Plan B I alluded that makes me SO happy. Like twirl in a circle and clap my hands happy every time I walk into the living room.

Plus, I’m showing you how I made a 10 foot curtain rod with electrical conduit for about $10!

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Let’s back up to the evolution of the living room curtain situation.

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We decided to welcome the natural light as much as possible by flanking the window with curtains that add softness and dimension to the room without fighting the color and pattern of the rug. I think it makes a HUGE difference to the room. [We bought this gorgeous set on H&M for $25 for the pair! But I just went to look for them and I couldn’t find them online. Sad day!]

How to Make a 10 Foot Curtain Rod Using Electrical Conduit

Materials

  • 1/2 inch electrical conduit pipe ($2.44)
  • 3 two and a half inch corner braces ($3.27)
  • 3 half inch one hole strap ($0.64)
  • Nuts and Bolts that fit both the brace and strap holes ($1.18)
  • Screws for securing the brackets to the wall (already had)
  • Spray Paint (I used Design Masters 24 Karat Gold – $3.50)

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Instructions

1.Determine the size of the curtain rod that you want. I personally did not cut it because my window was so big. All you have to do is use a hack saw to cut the pipe easily.

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Tip: Wrap a piece of painters tape where you are going to cut to get a nice clean edge.

2. Clean the pipe to prep for painting. I used isopropyl alcohol.

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3. Spray paint the pipes and all the other pieces, even the screws.

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4. When dry, secure the braces to the wall. This is what your bracket should look like on the wall (except all one color!).

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Tip: Remember to hang curtains high to give the illusion of a bigger room.

5. Just pop in the rod and you’re done! Now, let’s just get some more eye candy in shall we?

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Now, let

How to make a curtain rod from an electrical conduit | www.rappsodyinrooms.comHow to make a curtain rod from an electrical conduit | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

How to make a curtain rod from an electrical conduit | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

How to make a curtain rod from an electrical conduit | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

How to make a curtain rod from an electrical conduit | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

PS – I’ll be on Daytime Blue Ridge again this Friday, March 21st at noon to share my homemade spring cleaning products using only four ingredients! You can watch my last segment to get a sense of what it is all about!

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  • You are so smart to come up with your own way to make a curtain rod!

    While reading an article in HGTV Magazine the other night, I was shocked at the price of curtain rods. My living room has four windows and if I were to add rods, it would cost nearly $200!ReplyCancel

    • Whoa! That is a lot of money for curtain rods! Crazy! I’m such a fan of the conduit rods now! Thanks Paula!ReplyCancel

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