Sunday, November 6, 2011

Easy, Inexpensive Window Treatments

I'm almost done with Ryne's nursery and I've done it one a pretty small budget (with a lot of help from family). However, when I went to pick out curtains and rods, I was blown away at how expensive those silly things were. (Can you tell I don't shop for these things often...?)

Eventually, I came up with an idea to keep my baby room budget in check. Dig this:

 --I take such terrible daytime photos, oy--

I bought some inexpensive knobs at Home Depot ($1.20 each)

Two cheap rods. You know the kind...the ugly really cheap ones. 

I glued the two together (get it, finials, ah ha!) 

Then I spray painted them dark brown. Boom. 

Here is what the window looked like before. Pardon the old brackets. Once upon a time, when Ryne's room was our guest bedroom, those held the old rods...two large sticks...see how cheap I am?

Here the rod is, hung.

I hung them about two inches from the ceiling. The shears I had already are really long and I didn't want to cut them up anymore than I already had.

Yes, I totally started with only two large linen shears from Ikea and when I decided I didn't want to spend money on these window treatments, I just cut them right down the middle to make four shears. Winning.  

Neat, right?

Does the job for about $12. Whoa.

Stay tuned for a nursery reveal. It's coming...soon I hope.

<3 dani


  1. Great Idea! I never would have thought of that.

  2. I saw your blog on BBC and I LOVE this idea. Were expecting our first at the end of December and I bought her curtains and rods for her nursery from Target and even with a gift card I felt bad. So they went back last week and I was wondering what I'd do instead - and now I plan to copy your project, thanks for posting :)


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