DIY curtain bracket extension piece: make from 4" to 10" return?
I bought some very lightweight sheers to go about 110" of 3 windows in a row. I have a curtain rod w/ 3 brackets that project about 4", but just realized that this won't clear my 8" deep radiator. I really don't want to hang them at the sill level--really tacky for my living room and won't match my decor style. And there is no space, unfortunately, behind the radiator.
Ideally, I just want a simple fix: some bracket/flat piece of metal that would extend the wall bracket an additional six inches; I looked online for about five hours last night and found absolutely nothing that would modify the rods I have. There are 10" brackets, but they're generally $15 a pop, and since I'd need 3 at least, that's just too much. Please see the photo below.
Also good to know: I rent, so would really prefer not to mount on plaster ceiling (which is a fix I've seen).
Does anyone have a DIY idea? I'm not familiar with hardware parts generally.
Note, too, these are seriously lightweight sheers that are going up, so I'm not too concerned about support. And these are fairly cheap, lightweight brackets. That said, if anyone thinks that even a 90x50" curtain under 1 lb wouldn't be supported by this sort of thing, please let me know.
REALLY appreciate your help/advice. Need to figure this out w/o wasting so much time hunting for solutions online!
I'm not familiar with hardware generally... wondering if there is a 6-7" flat piece of metal, about 1" wide, that would extend the part from the wall piece to the rod piece of the bracket? What is it called, and where could I get it?