We are absolutely loving the industrial trend that’s showing up all over Pinterest and HGTV. While it’s easy to buy and install a premade pipe curtain rod, it’s just as easy and cost-effective to make your own. With just a few pieces, you can DIY your own galvanized pipe curtain rod that looks like it came out of the industrial revolution.
- 2 1/2″ floor flange
- 2 1/2″ close nipple
- 2 1/2″ 90-degree elbow
- 1/2″ galvanized pipe (see note about length)
- Rustoleum primer
- Rustoleum spray paint, optional (I used bronze)
- 8 screws
Note about pipe length: Measure the width of your window. Your pipe should be longer than this. For example, my window measured 96″ wide but I had my pipe cut to 103″ to allow for overhang. You will also want to decide how far out you want your curtains to be from the wall, as this will determine the length of nipple you use.
- Spray paint all your piece pieces with primer. Let dry for at least 30 minutes.
- Spray paint all your pieces with your color of choice. Let dry at least one hour. Spray with a second coat if desires. Note: If your curtains have metal rings, use a sealer on your long pipe to prevent chipping.
- Put your curtains on the long rod. Screw one end bracket onto each end of your pipe.
- You will probably need some assistance with this step. Attach your fully assembled curtain rod to the wall. Pull your curtains, step back and enjoy!