It's taken me a while but I'm finally ready to hang up curtains in the master bedroom, which is a bay window. Love this idea so much! Cut these sections equal in length to the required wall measurement less 3 inches per corner. The curtain rod must, therefore, have an interior diameter that matches the outer diameter of the plastic pipe. It looks great with the wall color and really accentuates your gorgeous windows. I tried to use the metal elbows, but could never find the right angle. I assume you had these on hand in your house, but do you have some tips on where I can go to find brackets like these? To make curtain rods with branches, you need to hunt for three branches that are long enough to cover the entire width of the windows. If you see a curtain rod idea that you love, please click through to that site before pinning! Husband got a for Christmas, so we found this from Thingiverse and printed in batches of 4! Pipe measurements are listed as the width of the opening of the pipe and the thickness of the walls alter the size of pipe required to fit into the curtain rod.
It took only 10 minutes and three supplies to create these homemade curtain rods. The main problem is that hardware can be crazy expensive, if you can even find any to work for your particular window. Cut the cardboard along the bends using scissors or a utility knife to create a template. We purchased the rod supports and finials in a dark color. This means you need to make a 22. For the top of the tabs, I folded them over to be even with the top of the curtain and sewed them individually.
To use anything from this blog directly on your site please email us for permission. How well do your curtains slide around the bend in the conduit? I am readu to cut it to the desired length but am now concerned re the bending possibility. It hardens into a strong shell that you can sand. Creating your own curtain rod requires supplies and tools that cost only a fraction of the price of custom or premade bay window rods. I love the shape of the wall and the extra bit of space that it gives, however in the winter it is the coldest spot in my house so curtains are a must for it. Then cut the miter on the one end of each side rod the same way. These s were way over my teeny, tiny kitchen makeover budget! Why do I do this? Drill holes at the ends of the dowel by attaching a drill bit to a hand-held drill.
Screw in the decorative drawer knobs on each end of the dowels. This is important because the measurement below the window may be slightly different. Sometimes you just have to think outside the box! The only ones I could find were expensive. Spray paint the homemade finials to match the curtain rod. I wanted them in aqua. The diameter of the pipe is up to you depending on the size of the window -- just as you would choose a larger curtain rod for a large window, choose a larger diameter pipe for a large window. If you are one of the lucky few to have a bay window at your home, then you must be no doubt wondering how to use a window treatment to enhance its beauty.
I'm really interested in knowing just how you did it!! What a job you took on…to make the drapery rods and the drapes! All content on this website is our intellectual property. I called my mom who lives 12 hours away to help. We simply cut the rod and slid it into the end of the conduit. Work from the center out in each direction on the conduit for accuracy. Once you have all your parts you'll be ready to begin the actual assembly. A bay, arched or corner window setup requires a bendable curtain rod. I hate them but they are the most practical solution to privacy and light control.
Most bay windows are set where the two side windows are at a 45 degree angle to the middle window. To find the angle of the walls, I simply held two pieces of cardstock in the corners and stapled the papers together to hold the angle. It all started with these amazing curtains. However, a savvy do-it-yourself homeowner can make a bendable curtain rod that fulfills her needs and do so at a fraction of the cost of a custom-made rod. There are different styles of bay window curtain rods to suit the design and structure of your bay windows most of which consists of one single wide window, flanked by two narrower windows, which are set at an angle of 120-130 degree to each other. I share a similar corner issue, but was considering the metal conduit elbows. And while this post is sponsored or contains affiliate links, all the opinions are my own.
I found out that they were sold at Target so I ran over there one day thinking I would pick some up. Adjustable brackets provide a changeable distance from wall to curtain rod. You can make bay window curtain rods with the help of big sturdy branches or stumps cut out of trees. If the rod is for a bay, cut the outside section the section length less one corner reduction, cut the center section less two corner reductions. For this measurement, measure the wall over the middle window, where you will actually be hanging the rod. Thanks a ton for sharing your skills and creativity! Making the rods yourself also allows you to make them a specific size and color.
This summer the goal has been to update our blah and beige kitchen. I am so inspired with your diy bay window curtain!!! Be sure to account for the elbow pieces in the corner so you'll need to cut a little shorter than your actual measurement. The required mounting allowance is the amount of pipe the finial covers when in place. Well, silly me the solution was right in front of me. Avoid using soft wood for this project as it will not be able to bear the weight of the curtains.
What a creative and talented lady you are, my friend! Now I just have to figure out how to revamp that ugly light fixture! What's good with your tutorial is that you uploaded a step by step photo on what you used and did. First measure the width of all the three window casements of the bay window. Allow for any overhang that you want. This will be your middle rod measurement. Next, I hemmed all the four edges of each curtain, then I folded down the top edge of the curtain 4. Try this from Painted Therapy! I am attempting similar curtains for my kitchen bay window.
How about using cabinet knobs for smallish finials? Mine are as wide as the bolt of fabric, which is 54 inches I believe. You can hang tab-top or tie-top curtains for best results. This list of Homemade Curtain Rods proves that you do not have to go into debt to decorate your home with lovely window treatments. Using the tutorial as inspiration, off I went to Home Depot to find a suitable candidate for my curtain rod project. Lol Our dining room has an oval concave shape that spreads across the width of the room.