DIY Conduit Curtain Rods With Glass Finials and DIY Curtain Brackets

Joy Elizabeth
by Joy Elizabeth
4 Materials
60 Minutes
When we moved into our home, it overwhelmed me just how many curtain rods we needed for our windows. I have been making beautiful and affordable DIY conduit curtain rods for the living rooms and it is the perfect solution for our home.
I have always loved curtain rods with crystal or glass finials.
Unfortunately, they are pretty expensive when you need five at at a time! I wanted to recreate some for our home. After spraying my kitchen cabinet knobs, I knew I could use affordable cabinet knobs as finials on the end of DIY conduit curtain rods to get a similar look. If we had less windows in need of rods, I would have loved to create these rods with crystal doorknobs! The large knobs would really be eye catching.

I saw a photo on a Google search years ago to get inspiration for using conduit to create curtain rods, so unfortunately I can’t remember the exact place I found the idea from. I have made nine rods this way now, one of them a whopping twelve feet long!

You need a few supplies from the hardware store and some pretty glass cabinet knobs to create these super affordable conduit curtain rods.
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The first step is to clean the rods and hardware. Deglosser will work wonders on making paint permanently stick to the glossy base of the knobs. I didn’t stress too much about the prep because the rods won’t be touched regularly.
Next, tape off the glass portion of the knobs, then spray paint everything. Turn the parts in between coats as needed until everything well coated. I let it dry 48 hours to make sure the paint is cured.
Assemble the hardware into curtain brackets, as shown.
I used a wooden dowel to easily insert the knobs on to the ends of the painted conduit.
Suggested materials:
  • Conduit   (Home Depot)
  • Spray paint
  • Brackets, straps, and hardware   (Home Depot)
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