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We have a laundry closet upstairs in our hallway and while I love having the washer and dryer upstairs, it’s kind of an eye sore. We used to have closet doors there so I could just shut them and pretend they weren’t there. Then we got front loaders and I could no longer shut the doors. That’s where I had to get creative. I first found the curtains at IKEA but I couldn’t decide what kind of curtain rods I wanted especially since it was such a wide area.
Then, of course, I found something on Pinteres where you can use plumbing parts and conduit to make an inexpensive curtain rod. This is my kind of project for three reasons – they are cheap, sturdy and easy to assemble.
- galvanized floor flanges with 1/2 inch opening
- steel pipe thread (2 inches by 1/2 inches)
- 1/2 inch elbow pipe
- conduit piping (found in the electrical section)
- spray paint (optional)
- curtain ring clips (I found mine at Walmart)
Step 1: Gather your supplies. I want to note that I had Home Depot cut the conduit for me. This made is easier for me to fit it in my car and, of course, I didn’t have to deal with cutting anything myself which is always awesome.
Step 2: Spray paint the flanges and pipes. I chose to paint those silver so I didn’t have to paint the conduit.
Step 3: Pre-drill all your holes.
Step 4: Assemble everything together (don’t forget your curtain ring clips) and screw everything into the wall.
That’s it! Add your curtains to the clips and you are all done.
Now check out these other Pinterest inspired projects that are AWESOME!
Red & Turquoise Memory Wire Bracelet by Kirsten at Sweet Tea and Saving Grace / Steamed Honey Glazed Carrot Medallions by Melanie at It Happens in a Blink / Pipe Curtain Rods by Kara at Happy Go Lucky / Slow Cooker Italian Beef by Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects / Stenciled Watercolor Makeup Pouch by Bethany at Pitter and Glink / Unicorn Counted Cross Stitch Pattern by Nancy at Do Small Things with Love
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