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Make Your Own Custom Curtain Rods

I was searching everywhere for short (15 inch) curtain rods to use on either side of a large window (instead of having a large rod that would remain bare in the middle). I had seen them in model homes and on TV decorating shows, but they just don't seem to exist! I went to my local home improvement store, took a 1 1/4 inch dowel, cut it down myself (at the store) into my 2 rods (plus, I got a great rolling pin from the remainder piece!). I then ventured off to JC Penney to look for finials, as there were no brushed silver ones at the home store. I found 2 packages of 2 on clearance for 5.24 each package, marked down from 28.00 each, and also purchased some brackets to fit the dowels. Make sure the brackets stick out into the room enough to accommodate the finial, mine are large and chunky.

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Once home, I drilled holes for the finials and installed everything. My cost for the 2 poles was about $16.00 including the brackets. Custom made ones at my local home decorating store start at 50.00 each!

Source: My own invention!

By Ginnywest from South Carolina

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March 3, 20100 found this helpful

You are a super duper thrifty fun person! Great job on saving all that money!

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March 23, 20100 found this helpful

Girl, this is awesome! I have never even seen these before but can imagine how cool they are. I am "on" this one! Thanks so much! I can't wait to have a cool curtain setup unlike anyone I know. Laurie

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March 23, 20100 found this helpful

Girl, this is awesome! I have never even seen these before but can imagine how cool they are. I am "on" this one! Thanks so much! I can't wait to have a cool curtain setup unlike anyone I know.

Laurie

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