Conduit Pipe Drapery Rod


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I have seen several tutorials using plumbing pipe as drapery rods, but after I did my own research I found that it is way cheaper to use conduit pipe.  This is a great budget friendly alternative to long drapery rods.
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Total cost for rod= $16 + $7 for spray paint
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What you need for one rod:
- (2) 1/2" Black 90° Elbows
- (2) 1/2"x2" Black Steel Pipe Nipples
- (2) 1/2" Black Floor Flanges
- Conduit Pipe- Sold as a 10' pipe but Home Depot is nice enough to cut it for you. 
- Metallic Spray Paint
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Tightly screw the three plumbing parts together.
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Now spray paint the pipe and the flange/elbow combo. I used Rust-Oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze.
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After the paint is completely dry, screw in the pipe and drill both flanges to the wall.

The best part about using a 1/2" pipe is that it works perfectly with my fav cheap drapery clips from Wal-Mart. I love how they give an illusion of pleated drapery panels.
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Conduit Pipe Drapery Rod Tutorial   www.adorbymelissa.com
It adds the perfect touch of industrial accent, and works great on my large dining area window.
Conduit Pipe Drapery Rod Tutorial   www.adorbymelissa.com
Conduit Pipe Drapery Rod Tutorial   www.adorbymelissa.com
Conduit Pipe Drapery Rod Tutorial   www.adorbymelissa.com

8 comments:

  1. Your pipe end did not appear threaded. How did you attach it to the 90? How far do you think this setup can span without a center support?

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    1. I'd like to know this as well. Could you please update? Thanks!

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  5. This work is beautiful and wonderful, thank you for this idea
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  6. Thank you for this tutorial! I love your curtains that you paired with this fantastic DIY curtain rod. Do you mind sharing where you found them?

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  7. Brilliant Using everyday items to accomplish a rather out of the box task

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