Today I did some simple curtains for the laundry room and hung them.
However, when I was shopping for curtain rods and hardware I was a bit shocked at the prices. For a small window like this one, it was going to cost anywhere from $50 on up for simple hardware ($20 for brackets and $30 for the rod).
As I was trying to play off the industrial metal backsplash, silver cabinet handles and the metal accents I put down the curtain hardware and decided to check out the plumbing section of the hardware store.
Until I found this...
It looks like curtain hardware to me. Here are the product packages for anyone who is interested. The flange and split ring hanger are in the plumbing section, the threaded rod is in the screws and bolts section.
Then add your favorite conduit or spray painted wood dowel.
They even have pipe end pieces to add for finials, but I wanted this simple look.
Here is my new $10 curtain rod, including the hardware.
The little clips were another $5.
What do you think? Would you use plumbing for your window hardware?
I like it so much I may use it in my upstairs hallway (spray painted oil rubbed bronze).