How to Make Pallet Curtain Rods
When it came time to dress our bay window, I was at a crossroads. Long curtain rods in a specific desired style can be difficult to find and oftentimes expensive. This is how our bay window looked before adding the pallet curtain rods, drop cloth curtains and tie-up shades. We had the paper blinds up for, ahem, a couple of years I am afraid to say.
Your cuts will vary depending on your preference and particular pallet board sizes. Spray paint the screw eyes with black spray paint if they aren't already black. I put mine in a piece of styrofoam, but a piece of cardboard also works well. *To save you trouble, I recommend purchasing the black screw eyes as the spray paint did scrape off some when inserting the screw eyes into the pallet.
While these are drying cut your pallet pieces to equal lengths and sand them. *My pallet pieces measured 31 inches long.
Measure, mark, and drill holes for the screw eye placement and insert the screw eyes. I used pliers and put a towel between the pliers and the screw eyes to protect the paint from scratching off as best I could. I ended up with seven screw eyes in each pallet board.
Remove the curtain clip from the ring and insert one hook through each screw eye.
Find your placement for your pallet on the wall. Refer to the information above for the best curtain placement. I used a stud finder and marked the studs and height. Nail the pallets to the studs/wall with a brad nailer and 18 G nails.
Hang your curtains. I clipped my drop cloth curtains to the pallet rods and VOILA!
What a difference simple curtains make!
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