Industrial curtain rods are all the rage. We made 5 of them for our sunroom out of necessity because of all the windows.
First because of the low cost and secondly because industrial curtain rods are so sturdy.
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DIY Industrial Curtain Rods
Honestly, we could not be happier with how the curtain rods turned out. Do-it-yourself rods, crafted from steel pipes, can be a stunning addition to your home decor.
A Few Details:
The steel rods come in 10-foot lengths. Our longest windows are roughly 130 inches long so we used 2 10-foot rods. Then we cut them down to fit the length we needed.
We inserted about a 1 foot threaded rod to connect the two halves at the center creating a perfect custom length. Where the two pipes seam together is where the one and only support bracket was needed.
This was for the north and south windows. Bear in mind we also have a west window that is a little smaller and then two sliders. All of which we made industrial curtain rods for as well.
If you’re not a DIY type person or don’t want or have the time to do them, but you love these industrial curtain rods, you can buy them on Amazon instead.
All our rod pipes are painted black. The long 10 foot pipes and other lengths were tricky to paint. We set them outside on workhorse stands and spray painted them.
The smaller parts like the flanges, we laid out on cardboard on a table and then spray painted them too.
As you can see below we spray painted each of the flanges, nipple connectors, elbows, and screws and let them dry for at least two hours.
It’s a little bit of a lengthy process but well worth it.
Once the industrial curtain rods are completed and ready to hang be sure to use the right hardware to install them and find wood beams in your walls. You want to make sure you find wood beams so the rods are safe and secure.
On The Hunt For Curtains, Curtain Rings and Clips Too!
I looked everywhere for drapery curtain rings with clips for my curtains. I wanted black and for the clips to be strong and the rings to move as smooth as glass.
The absolute perfect rings and clips I found are on Amazon called Ivilon Drapery Curtain Clips with Rings. I highly recommend them for how sturdy they are and they glide like a dream across the curtain rods. The rings come in a variety of colors too.
Before we even made the industrial curtain rods, I spent a very long time looking for just the right curtain panels for the sunroom.
I fell in love with a design I found at Lowe’s. They are called allen + roth Jana Mineral Polyester Sheer Curtain panels that are also available on Amazon.
These curtains block the sun while filtering the light. The soft mineral blue color and medallion motif design is classy yet creates a relaxed atmosphere.
I hope that you were able to get inspiration from these industrial curtain rods. If you have any questions about the process be sure to leave them in the comments below or email me.
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