How to Hang Elegant Bathroom Window Treatments Over the Tub

Mitch Couch
by Mitch Couch
5 Materials
$20
1 Hour
Easy

Are you tired of the same old boring bathroom decor? Do you want to add a touch of style and privacy to your bathroom without breaking the bank? This easy DIY tutorial on bathroom window treatments over the tub is the perfect solution


This post was transcribed by a member of the Hometalk editorial team from the original HometalkTV episode.

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Adding curtains to your bathroom couldn't be easier with this method that I used to hang mine.

The easy way to hang bathroom window treatments over tub

I wanted to surprise my wife and get rid of this boring bathroom. I didn't want to go with the traditional curtain rod, so I decided to do something different.

Measure your window to determine the size of the board you will need.

1. Measure the Window

First, I started by measuring the window.

Sand the board until it is smooth to the touch

2. Sand the Board

Then, I grabbed a one-by-six piece of board that was four feet long and started sanding it.

Apply stain to the board using a rag or towel, making sure to cover every visible side

3. Apply Stain

Next, I put some stain on it.


A lot of people use a brush when they stain, but I prefer to use a towel or rag to wipe it on. I make sure to cover every single visible side of the board, taking care to wipe away any excess stain and remove any dark spots.

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Mark the board

4. Attach Hardware to the Board

Now let's get back to this project. The next step was to attach the hardware to the board that would hold it against the wall. I chose hardware that would keep the board flat against the wall.

 

Mark where the hardware needs to be placed

Start by marking the back of the board where you want the hardware to go.

Use a drill to make holes in the board for the screws that will hold it against the wall

Then, drill holes for the screws that will go into the wall. This allows the screws to sit flush inside the board and hold it securely. Once you finish drilling, clean up the sawdust. 

Install the hardware using the provided screws to keep the board flat against the wall

Next, install the hardware using the provided screws. For a board like this, it only takes two pieces of hardware at each end.

Use a level and tape to ensure accurate placement of hooks

5. Hang the Board

Do you want to see a good way to hang this up and make it level every time?


Take a level and put a piece of tape across the top. Lay it flat where the hooks will go and then measure and mark right at each hook.


Once you do that, set the level aside for later.

Measure and mark equal distance between hooks

Next, we need to put up the hooks. I used black decorative hooks and measured and marked equal distance between each hook by dividing the board. These spots are where the hooks will go.

Predrill holes

Be sure to predrill each hole to prevent the board from splitting. 

Secure the hooks onto the board with the provided screws

Once you finish drilling, attach the hooks using the provided screws, making sure to insert both screws in each hole.

Use the level to mark your wall

Remember that level we used earlier? Put it against the wall and mark where you marked on the tape.

Using a drill, secure the screws into the wall

Then put screws in the wall in those two places, making sure that they stick out a bit.

Hang the board on the wall

Take the board and slip it onto the screws. The screws won't be visible once the board is in place, and it will be tight and secure.

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Check one more time to make sure it is level.  

Add clip rings

6. Add Clip Rings to the Curtains

Next, grab some clip rings. This way, there's no need for sewing to hang the curtains.

Hang the curtains

7. Hang the curtains on the board

Just clip each ring onto the curtain and then hang them on the rod. I went from a boring bathroom to a Farmhouse spa.

 

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8. Decorate the rest of the bathroom

The last step is to decorate the rest of the bathroom.

 

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Doesn't that look amazing? This took no time at all and it was easy to do.


This bathroom window treatment over the tub idea is a great way to add some personality and privacy to your bathroom.


I hope my tutorial inspires you to get creative with your own bathroom windows, and I'd love to see your results! So, don't hesitate to comment below and let me know how your project turned out.


Thanks for reading, and happy DIY-ing!

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  • Patty Patty on Jul 17, 2022

    What did your wife think?

  • Susie Susie on Jul 24, 2022

    Do you also do house cleaning and laundry? My husband would have never thought of the bath being "boring", to him it's just a bathroom!!!!

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  • Crazyliblady Crazyliblady on Jul 21, 2022

    Nice job! I love the piece of wood that is laying across the tub. It's looks like a great place to rest a book if you read in the tub.

    • Mitch Couch Mitch Couch on Aug 02, 2022

      I made that also. Its called a tub caddy. I have a post about it on Hometalk under my profile.

  • Carolina's Art Carolina's Art on Jul 18, 2023

    This looks amazing. what a lucky wife! I am copying this idea for our country cabin. Love it. Thanks

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