This is the before look of the bedroom. I decided to change the entire look from floral to more of a neutral farmhouse look. So the floral curtains had to go and I chose simple white curtains to go in their place. However, the curtain pole, which I had picked out three years ago with a floral/cottage style bedroom in mind, no longer matched the room. So a few coats of spray paint later it was ready to reuse!
Bedroom Window Transformation
This was a super cheap and easy transformation project to change the entire look of my bedroom window. By spray painting the old curtain pole and changing the curtains I was able to blend in this area of the room with the rest of the decor.
Step one after taking down the curtain pole from the wall was to place it outside and spray 1-2 coats of primer. I was able to get good coverage and allow 15 minutes between each coat. The original surface of the curtain pole was not overly shiny so I didn’t spend time sanding it down. This would be preferable but since the pole will not be touched or have any wear and tear I decided to skip this step.
After the coats of primer I used a Matt black spray paint. I used 2 or 3 coats to get good coverage. I found using a lighter coat worked best to avoid runs.
The directions state to re-coat within an hour or after 24 which meant that I was able to get the painting done in the space of a morning while carrying on with other things in between re-coating.
While spraying the coats of paint I put the ends of the pole on a cardboard box for ease of spraying on the paint. For the pole I placed on a sheet at a diagonal angle so I could rotate the pole while spraying.
The paint is hard dry after 24 hours but I then left the pole for two days just to be sure before attaching the curtains.
Finally, I reattached the pole to the wall and the curtains slid easily onto the pole ready to be rehung.
Here is a before close up of the original pole and curtains. Another bonus was that since the new curtains slid straight onto the pole I was able to save a lot of time by not having to spray all the curtain rings that were in use originally!
And the finished look! A few coats of spray paint, a simple pair of curtains and a whole new bedroom window! Add a new duvet cover and some accessories and the entire look and feel of the room is totally different!