When working on my office I decided to hang new curtains, but I ran into a little problem I wasn’t expecting; my curtain rod was too short. I was pretty frustrated since it was the same curtain rod I was using before. I think what made it become too short was my curtain choice. Both my old and new curtain were 55″ wide but my previous curtains were pretty thin and the new ones were much heavier.
Anyways, rather than spending $35-40 on a new curtain rod I would try to make one.
1-1/4″ thick Round Wooden Dowel (cut to length)
I then found my wooden finials at Lowes, they were only $6.
For the metal brackets I ended up using my existing brackets, but you can buy these at any hardware store for a couple bucks.
Now for the assembly… I took the dowel and drilled a hole in the center about 1″ deep on both sides.
However, with that said I’m not a fan of the tabs. So I fixed that!
All I did was sew down the tabs at the back, but remember to make sure the dowel will fit. I made this mistake on my first curtain panel and then had to go back and re-do it.