A few weeks ago I revealed some big updates I made to our master bedroom! I love seeing it all come together and take shape. I still have a ways to go, but the few changes I made in the last few months have really softened the space and made it feel more like ‘home’. One of the things that made the biggest impact were the white curtains I hung on all the windows with DIY Rustic Curtain Rods.
I originally had my heart set of Restoration Hardware curtain hardware, I loved their wood rods and big rings. But after calculating what it would cost for 3 windows (one not pictured), the hardware ALONE would have cost me $500. Um no. So I decided to do my own version for a fraction of the cost. Here are a few of my tips!
I wanted the mix of the hard and soft, so I naturally went with more industrial rods and brackets and paired them with soft white curtains. We have a really large bedroom and having the curtains all around has made it feel smaller and bring it all together.
Here are the few simple steps I took in putting the curtain rods together. It was really really simple, anyone can do it.
I started with 1″ Dowel Rods . I picked them up at my local hardware store, just make sure you measure your window first to determine the length that you want.
Then, I stained them using my favorite mix of stains that I have been crazy about lately. I wanted a slight gray overtone, so I mixed Dark Walnut with Classic Gray. Just keep in mind every wood absorbs stain differently so you may need to play around with the ratio a little. Just test a small section.
The brackets were my largest expense of the whole project. I wanted something more industrial and I went with these Industrial Loop Brackets in Black . These did add up since I had 3 windows to cover, but it was still way cheaper than going with RH.
I went with these Curtain Rod Rings. I will say, the description says ‘resin’, but they seem pretty cheap in person. I thought about returning them but since they are mounted so high, you can’t tell.
I went with the rule of mounting the curtains halfway between the molding and the ceiling.
And that’s it. They were really simple to put together and here are all my resources :)
Industrial Loop Brackets in Black
White Curtains (FYI they are a little off-white)
Love these! Simple, yet classy. The industrial loop brackets are perfect, I’m going to have to find some room to try this in.
Suzy @ Worthing Court says
I love these, Taryn and just may copy you for my family room curtains. Thank you for sharing!
Love! Thanks for the inspiration for my house!
I love this idea. The fact that you don’t have to spend a fortune on rods is major! Thanks for the inspiration!
I love these, but the $24/ea wall bracket was definitely NOT in my price range, upon doing some research I found a very affordable look alike through urbanest living. For simply $5.25/ea with free shipping in US I got all of my brackets :) I’m looking forward to beautiful industrial chic curtain rods! Here’s the link in case anyone else is interested.
Also, someone else had an idea to use PVC piping and simply spray paint it as a cheap alternative to dowels, as well.
OMG!! Thank you so much!! I also am not able to spend $24/bracket and I wasn’t having ANY luck finding something remotely similar!! You just made it possible for me to do this project!! Thank you!!!
How far over do you mount the wall brackets? I was thinking a few inches maybe from each side of the window?
Taryn Whiteaker says
I like for them to be about 5-7″ from the side of the window, that allows for them to be pulled back without blocking light from the window. However, i try really hard to put my brackets into studs, so I find those first and then go from there. You can typically find studs closer to the window if you are OK with the curtain covering it a little. Otherwise you can use drywall screws and have them around 7″ .
I noticed you have 7 rings per window! What is the width of your window and how many panels did you use?
Love the look. How far do the brackets stick out from the wall?