DIY Curtain Rods

Have you ever spent the night in the guest room of your home? A few weeks ago I wasn’t feeling well. I didn’t want to wake Honey Bee so I made my way in the dark to our guest room. I eventually fell asleep…the bed is so comfortable. When I awoke, I realized I had never slept in this room and was now looking at it through different eyes.

I had previously thought that this room was cute and comfortable. It was definitely comfortable but I now thought it was not cute at all. How could have I missed this key element?

Around this time Jennifer and I were offered an opportunity to try a new product, Weatherwood Stains. Their product #1 Reclamation is a reactive stain that creates different weathered colors based on raw wood species. You can make wood look aged without having to wait 100 years.

I became very excited – this was like a science project :) Keeping my guest room in mind, I knew exactly what we could create…DIY Curtain Rods.

I already had everything I needed for this project. The problem was digging it up from my garage. I also needed Jennifer onboard to help me, which she readily agreed to. I remembered that awhile back I had purchased two wooden feet for furniture and thought that they would be great chunky statements for the end of the rods. And by rods I mean a 48 inch broom handle that I would cut in half. I told you it was DIY :)

We gathered the necessary materials and got to work:

DIY Curtain rods using furniture "feet" and a broomstick. By using Weatherwood stain it looks like barn wood or driftwood.

DIY Curtain rods using furniture "feet" and a broomstick. By using Weatherwood stain it looks like barn wood or driftwood.

IMG_2976DIY Curtain rods using furniture "feet" and a broomstick. By using Weatherwood stain it looks like barn wood or driftwood.Whenever we stain or paint something like this, we use styrofoam or egg crates to hold the item up for easier staining or painting. It works great for furniture handles too.

DIY Curtain rods using furniture "feet" and a broomstick. By using Weatherwood stain it looks like barn wood or driftwood.This is the finished piece…

DIY Curtain rods using furniture "feet" and a broomstick. By using Weatherwood stain it looks like barn wood or driftwood.This orb was inspiration piece – they match perfectly…

DIY Curtain rods using furniture "feet" and a broomstick. By using Weatherwood stain it looks like barn wood or driftwood.Here’s what they look like hung in the guest room. I love the look.

DIY Curtain rods using furniture "feet" and a broomstick. By using Weatherwood stain it looks like barn wood or driftwood.

DIY Curtain rods using furniture "feet" and a broomstick. By using Weatherwood stain it looks like barn wood or driftwood.I bought a few of these arrows several months ago from Painted Fox…

DIY Curtain rods using furniture "feet" and a broomstick. By using Weatherwood stain it looks like barn wood or driftwood.

 

DIY Curtain rods using furniture "feet" and a broomstick. By using Weatherwood stain it looks like barn wood or driftwood.The guest room makeover is off to a great start. I can’t wait to show you the other things we are working on. What do you think of the DIY Curtain Rods?

DIY Curtain rods using furniture "feet" and a broomstick. By using Weatherwood stain it looks like barn wood or driftwood.

DIY Curtain Rods using Weatherwood Stain - Vintage barn wood look

We were fortunate to work with this amazing group of bloggers. Please visit each of them and see the projects that they created using Weatherwood Stain!

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Disclosure: We were compensated with product from Weatherwood Stains for this post. All opinions stated are entirely our own.

Comments

  1. says

    I love how these turned out! The furniture feet turned finials are genius! I have a coffee table I am eager to try that stain on, I hope it turns out as well as your rods. May I ask where you found the brackets and are they wood too? I recently drove by one of our local town museums and they were putting all of their wooden curtain rods, finials, and rings on the curb! They are gorgeous and now mine but I need brackets and like the look of yours. Thanks!
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    • says

      Hi Ann – Thank you so much! I had the brackets in the garage, leftover from a previous home. The are wood too. I haven’t seen any raw wood brackets at the big box stores. I know that Martha Stewart has brackets at Home Depot. You may have luck at a thrift store or a local hardware store. With your coffee table, just be sure that ALL of the old finish and stain have been completely sanded off or this stain will not work. We can’t wait to see how it turns out!!
      PS – congrats on the curbside haul :)
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  2. says

    Vicki, I love your weathered wood drapery rods, they turned out fantastic and look beautiful in your guest room with the pretty blue drapes. Can’t wait to see the rest. Love it. Lisa
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  3. says

    My husband and I slept in our guestroom for a few nights while we redid our bedroom, and I had the same feeling! We’ve been slowly working at the decor ever since. With the projects I’ve seen going into yours, I can’t imagine it’s not beautiful!
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  4. says

    CLEVER! Girl, you crushed that challenge! I canNOT believe you even thought to make a curtain rod. I am so impressed! Thank you so much for giving Weatherwood a try! Looking forward to seeing what other amazing things you come up with!

    xox
    Becca

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