Classy, Brassy Curtain Rod

Craft your own brass curtain rod — and other home accents — using a few everyday, inexpensive supplies.


| June/July 2011


Recently, I needed a curtain rod to go with a large window in my home. After pricing a mediocre one at the local department store at $80, I figured I could make one myself.

I bought a 10-foot length of copper pipe at the contractor supply store for $9, plus some epoxy glue, copper end caps and the cheapest curtain rod mounts I could find. I had leftover parts, and so I also made a toilet paper holder and towel rack for my bathroom.

In all, the parts for all three of these items cost less than $20 and making everything took about two hours. The pieces have become the envy of all my houseguests.

Eric Dean
Tulsa, Oklahoma





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