Let’s face it. Long, considerable curtain rods which shouldn’t drop are difficult to find and they are HIGH-PRICED, so if you are looking for a drape rod that suits the bill, this DIY black metal curtain rods guide is perfect for you. It can be extremely easy. Anybody is able to do it-seriously.
Initially, allow me to show you the beautiful curtain rod that inspired this DIY curtain rod version. It is solid iron black metal double curtain rod from Pottery Barn. I LOVED the industrial appear of it, however I really desired a thicker rod and also new I could low cost by making my own DIY curtain rod, therefore i need to work.
Materials Required for DIY Black Metal Curtain Rods
- 1 inches black steel pipe (we used a 10′ length, but you can buy some other pre-cut lengths at Home Depot or maybe Lowe’s)
- 2 dark steel elbow joints (1 inch)
- 2 black steel floor flanges (1 inch)
- 2 black steel nipples (1 inch x 1 inch)
- Stud finder
- Wall anchors (if needed)
- Drapery rings
Guidelines for DIY Black Metal Curtain Rods
- Clean up your pipe and also eliminate any stickers. If you do not have to clean it, you might be lucky! Many pipe is sold with icky, oily stuff on it, but it cleans off fairly easily with something similar to Simple Green.
- Place your drapery rings on your pipe rod (you can be unable to slip them on after the next step, so do not forget)!
- Next, attach an elbow joint to each end of your pipe rod.
- After that connect a steel nipple to the other side of every elbow joint. Lastly, attach a floor flange to nipple.
- You now are prepared to hang your DIY curtain rod. If you work with a 10 feet length like we do, it is little bit heavy, which means this is a two man work 🙂 I suggest that you mark the center of your rod And also the center of your window with painter’s tape initially so that you could easily line them up when you get ready to hang it.
- Lift your assembled rod in to place and utilize the holes in the floor flange to mark where you have to drill. I was lucky to hit studs on each side, so we did not need to screw with wall anchors. In case you tend to be not as fortunate, after you make your marks set the rod down and place wall anchors.
- Screw it in to place. Use screws suitable for your particular application.
- Attach your curtains to the drapery ring clips.
That is it! I absolutely LOVE how this task ended up. For approximately $45.00 we now have an excellent, considerable black metal curtain rods which has that industrial look that creates me gush. On top of that, it’s steel which means this newborn will not drop at all And you also do not have to make use of a center bracket!