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Short Curtain Rods

This is what I started with.

Good IdeasSo, We just moved into this home and the window area seemed a little boring.  I had the great idea to make some drapes for the small sections on the end of each window, and the area in between the two windows.
But I wanted short curtain rods, however, they are not sold in the stores yet.Good IdeasI had some great curtain rods that were made for a larger window, so I was going to cut down the metal rods and my hubby gave me the great idea to use a wooden dowel, that way, in case I ever need the metal rods again, they won’t be cut to pieces.  So, I measured where I wanted them to be, cut them with my chop saw, drilled wholes into the ends, and then screwed the finials into the dowels.Good IdeasHere you can see the finial being screwed into the dowel.Good IdeasSo here is the rod, hanging on the wall with the new drapes I had sewn from some extra fabric, which I got from my super great friend who ordered just a little bit too much. ((THANK YOU BRE!!))
I am so happy she did, because, now I have drapes I love.Good IdeasA view from further back a bit.Good IdeasAnd even further back…Good IdeasNow my wasn’t boring window area is super fabulous.  Thank you short curtain rods!!
Next, I am going to re-fabulize my sofa pillows!!

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6 Responses to “Short Curtain Rods”

  1. Willa Barger says:

    Love the look. In fact I have 3 windows and want to do the same thing. What diameter were you dowl rods and what did you use to mount to the wall.

  2. Amy Allred says:

    I actually used 1/4″ diam dowl rod, and I used actual curtain rod hangers to hang them.

  3. Laure Apt says:

    You said you made the curtains. what was the width? I have found a curtain that I like, but wondered if it would look right if I cut it in half and tailored it myself.
    Thank you for sharing, it looks amazing!


  4. Amy Allred says:

    Hi Laure, I actually cut the material 18″inches wide, and after sewing a very small hem on each side, their new width is 17″. I think cutting fabric in half and sewing them yourself is a very thrifty, smart way to go! It also won’t be too bunched up! Good Luck

  5. Ann Longoria says:

    What length did you cut the dowel rods to?

  6. David Allred says:

    Hi Ann. I believe I cut the rods to around 18 inches, but you don’t have to be restricted to that size. It just depends on the look you’re going for and the size of the windows.

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