Asked on Dec 28, 2017

How to make cheap long curtain rods

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  • Ann Cherkas Halstead
    Ann Cherkas Halstead
    on Dec 28, 2017

    just go buy them. They are I expensive
  • Ann Cherkas Halstead
    Ann Cherkas Halstead
    on Dec 28, 2017

    not expensive
  • Ken
    Ken
    on Dec 28, 2017

    Cheap = purchased. You could make long rods by joining 48" wooden dowels with a dowel and a support at each joint. This will cost much more than buying rods. You don't say how long "long" is.
  • Pascale Nguyen
    Pascale Nguyen
    on Dec 28, 2017

    Inexpensive at Walmart, Homegoods, Marshall's, TJ Maxx.
  • Joye R. Foster
    Joye R. Foster
    on Dec 28, 2017

    I went to Wal-Mart and bought long curtains cheap. Then, to make them really long, I cut one curtain from the top at the amount needed to make the desired size. Leave extra for joining them. Light coming through will show where you joined them so try and sew straight. You can put a coordinating fabric stripe over where you joined them. (The reason I said cut from top is because you will have a nice hem. I learned this the hard way.)
  • Linda Sikut
    Linda Sikut
    on Dec 28, 2017

    If you want to try making your own, here's an idea. Wishing you the best & Happy New Year!
  • Check out Big Lots - they have some decent ones cheap.

    You can make out of plumbing pipes and various pipe fittings. If you live by a forrest, you might be able to find a really long fallen branch, but it will need to cure first.
  • Bbc10296812
    Bbc10296812
    on Dec 28, 2017

    Hit up the pipe section of a big box hardware store. The 10' lengths of 1/2' galvanized pipe, unthreaded rods (depending on the type of curtain and rod pocket) or metal conduit pipe are more affordable than any curtain rod. Just be aware of the weight of the pipe especially if it's a long piece. If you need a specific size, generally you can pay several dollars more for the store to custom cut.

    You can spray paint the pipe/conduit with a metallic or textured stone spray paint. (Or any color for that matter!) I've also used copper piping but as copper is a softer metal, you'll need to place a bracket in the middle if it's longer than 6'. For smaller windows, I've used PVC pipe which I spray painted to appear metallic but, for certain, without a center-of-the-window bracket, those will bow in the middle for anything longer than the average window.

    Because the pipes' ends are unfinished, you might want to use finials. This is the creative part as you can fashion finials out of many things. For example, I've glued plastic dinosaurs to the ends of a conduit pipe in our son's room but if you let your mind go crazy, you'll find endless ways to customize finials from elegant to whimsical. Post tops or caps from the hardware store are an inexpensive option.

    In our living room, we used a hand rail (yep, for stairs!) that we found at an overstock building supply store. I stained it to match our hardwood floors and used curtains with tabs. It's more substantial than a plain rod and, honestly, it's better looking than anything I've ever found in the curtain rod section. (Curtains with tabs look a bit awkward with a 1/2" pipe curtain rod.)

    To hang, we simply used the cheapest, simplest curtain brackets from the hardware store. For the handrail rod, we used a wooden double curtain bracket and hung sheer curtains from copper piping in the first bracket.

    Sorry so long but obviously I've hacked the curtain rod situation for the least expensive options!

    Good luck!
  • Candee
    Candee
    on Dec 28, 2017

    cut a 2x4 at an angle use shower hooks & wire to get the look you want or you can use a long dowel found in most home inprovement stores
  • Southwestgal
    Southwestgal
    on Dec 29, 2017

    out of galvanized pipe
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