Drop cloth curtains/galvanized curtain rod
Ok guys, I found an inexpensive way to add a sleek industrial feel to your home! I used galvanized pipe to make our curtain rods with no sew painters drop cloths as our curtains. I did 2 Windows, and our French doors for around $100! That’s 6 curtain panels in all! Here’s what we bought from The Home Depot or Lowe’s.
Galvanized pipe ( comes in 10ft pieces so you get them to cut lengths of your windows) I used 1″ pipe
floor flanges you’ll need 2 for each Windows
galvanized nipple 2 for each window
galvanized elbow 2 for each window. I used 3″
I also chose galvanized over bronze because the galvanized won’t rust over time like the bronze will. Just FYI.
For our curtain panels I used canvas drop clothes from Walmart. I bought 6, for my project. Make sure you wash them a few times before hanging them. Otherwise, they smell, shed everywhere, and are stiff.
I also bought drapery rings to attach curtains to for installing.
I attached a few pictures so you can see what I bought. Remember, to wipe pipe off with a good degreaser before installing.
Here’s finished product:
To get the ruffled look, just fold over 12-16″.
I have the drop cloths. Thanks for the tip to wash several times probably easier to sew. Your room looks gorgeous.
Thank you Susie! Yes, they will be much easier to work with!
I love this !!!