Sarah from Cheerful Nest knew it was going to be expensive to purchase a custom rod for the mondo-sized window in her living room. Fortunately, she was able to recreate the look of industrial pipe rods from West Elm in the length she needed and the price she wanted. The guys and gals at the hardware will do most the work for you, cutting the pipe to length and rethreading it, so this is a pretty simple DIY. Basically all you have to do is paint the pieces, if so desired, and then assemble. Easy peasy!
Jen and Brian from Something We Whipped Up both loved the “simply yet sturdy look” of West Elm’s industrial curtain rods. Unfortunately, at $99 a piece, there was no way they were buying two! A quick trip to the hardware store, and Jen and Brian had everything they needed to make their own pipe curtain rods for less than a quarter the price. Most stores will cut and rethread the pipe for you, so basically all you have to do is connect the pieces and voila!
If you don’t follow me on Infarrantly Creative, then let me say that you’ve been missing out! I recently participated in a 30-day room makeover in which I transformed my son’s bedroom into an eclectic yet personal space. To carry the industrial vibe from his new DIY hanging wood and pipe bed to the windows, I created a curtain rod from pipes for only $20. As an added bonus, the friendly folks at Lowes even cut the pipe for me making this a pretty simple project. It really adds to the space, and, in my opinion, is waaay cooler than your run-of-the-mill curtain rod.