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.
Does the job for about $12. Whoa.
Stay tuned for a nursery reveal. It's coming...soon I hope.