Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Nautical Curtain Rod from PVC pipe and Foam Balls

My husband and I have been married for almost 7 years and we have never had curtains, so when I found some sheer maroon fabric at a thrift store for only $2, I decided to make curtains and with curtains comes the need for a curtain rod. My husband was working on a project and had about 6 feet extra of 1/2 inch PVC pipe and I quickly snatched it up to see if it would be the right size. It was perfect!!! So my brain started turning and I came up with this:
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Here’s how:
I dug out a hole into 2 foam balls and then glued them to the ends of the PVC pipe.
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Then I tightly wound Jute around the PVC pipe putting a little bit of glue about every 6 inches.
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Painted the balls a cream color and glued on seashells
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Then I took some of my broken not so nice looking shells and I smashed them with a hammer inside a plastic baggy and filled in all the empty spaces between the shells.
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I used 2 strips of Jute to make the hanging loops so I could hang them from these:
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and Instead of cutting the tails off the loops I drilled small holes in some seashells and hung them from the Jute.
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Finally my living room is looking a little more like “Home Sweet Home”.
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8 comments:

Linds@ THAT'S SO CUEGLY said...

LOVE CHEAP, LOVE CUTE!

Melissa Smith said...

It turned out just the way you explained it to me. It looks great!

fawnda said...

Way cool! I love it!

Angie - treasuresfortots@gmail.com said...

Come link your cute tute at my party: Thursday's Treasures!!
http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2010/02/thursdays-treasures-week-8.html

Andy Porter said...

Oh man, just think of all the money we could save on curtain rods! I LOVE it!! Great idea!

Andy
Poppies at Play

Angie - treasuresfortots@gmail.com said...

Thank you for sharing your awesome project at Thursday’s Treasures last week! Come share your crafty projects in this week’s Thursday’s Treasures too!
http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2010/02/thursdays-treasures-week-9.html

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ATUL BRAND - PVC Pipe, PVC Conduit Pipes said...

ATUL BRAND- Twenty years experience pipe manufacturer and supplier of Delhi/India, provide quality pipe manufacturing in pvc pipe, pvc conduit pipes, conduit pipes, pvc conduits.

 

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