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Quick DIY Update | Curtain Hardware:

July 6, 2020

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I painted the Master Bedroom…again.

What I knew:

  1. I wanted a fresh look for our room

  2. I wanted to update our curtain hardware

  3. We need to replace our bed (ok, so maybe I just want to replace it)

  4. I ALWAYS want to paint something – just because.

Here’s a quick way to give your room a fresh look: try a little spray paint!

I recently re-painted our master bedroom to give a more cozy feel and wanted to change up our existing curtain hardware. The existing one was satin nickel, and I just couldn’t get behind putting it back up without giving it a little face-lift first.

Wall color is “Saturday on Sunday” by Backdrop.

I wanted to use a brass-like color, but after searching at Lowe’s, the closest thing I found was a Satin Bronze – which turned out perfectly! It allowed me to get a similar color to what I was looking for, and application was quick and easy.

It was finally sunny out for an entire day and the humidity was low enough for me to use the spray paint. For this project, I used a scrap piece of cardboard I had laying around as a base to prevent over spray of the surrounding area. I used an awl tool (you could use a screwdriver) to poke a small hole in the cardboard to place the screws upright for even spraying. These tiny screws allow me to secure the rod into the L-brackets of the hardware so that the rod stays in place.

So, what about the curtain rods themselves? Am I spray painting those?? Nope!

In this case, the curtain rod is going to be a bamboo pole. I had one lying around that I intended for another project, but was never used. Unfortunately, they are hard to come by right now as they are likely sourced from the same area I tried to get my light shade from for the One Room Challenge. Check out those blog posts here.

For now, I have one, so I will cut it to size on the miter saw and fit them to the brackets.

For this look, I wanted something natural, and I like to combine various earthy elements for originality – I like to be just a little bit unexpected.

I found another bamboo pole in stock later on at my local Michael’s and snagged one that was the best match the one I already had. I trimmed them both to size and…voila!

A fresh look, and not a lot of time or money spent! The only consumables for this project were a can of spray paint, and a few bamboo poles which cost about $10 each at Michael’s.

Want to see more projects like this? Let me know in the comments below.



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