Copper is such a beautiful accent, and curtain rods can be so expensive! These DIY copper curtain rods are both chic and affordable, and they are so so easy to make. Read the full tutorial for how to make copper curtain rods.
I like to think of myself as subtle… understated… elegant…
but never boring.
And my goal for baby #4’s nursery is pretty much the same. After a bold (for me 😉 ) move painting the walls blush (you can see all my recommendations for beautiful blush paint colors here), I wanted a compliment that was a little more sophisticated. And copper seemed the perfect solution.
As always, I wanted to do it affordably and beautifully, so I set out to make some copper curtain rods from the hardware store. For less than $20 for a 7′ rod, I’d say I’m pretty happy with the results. Plus, I’ve got another diy cooked up from the leftovers already… I can’t wait to show you. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of the full look.
I made the curtains (and I’m NOT an expert seamstress by any means!), and you can find the tutorial here. Or you can get the look with similar suggestions below. This post contains affiliate links; click here to read my full disclosure.
GET THE LOOK:
And now, without further ado, how to make copper pipe curtain rods!
Materials for copper curtain rods:
- 1/2″ copper pipe (as long or longer than the width of your windows + one foot)
- copper pipe cutter
- sanding block
- liquid nails or other epoxy type glue
- two 1/2″ copper pipe caps (only available online in a package of 25, but available in store as singles)
- two (or three, depending on the width of your window and weight of your curtains) metal curtain rod brackets
- Autumn Gold Rub ‘n Buff
How to make copper curtain rods from copper pipe:
- Use pipe cutter according to instructions to cut pipe to desired length (I usually do ~1′ wider than the window)
- Use a sanding block to smooth cut edges
- Apply a tiny bit of epoxy to the ends of the pipe and put the caps on
- Use a sanding block to rough up your curtain rod brackets
- Apply Rub ‘n Buff to your brackets using a paper towel
- Hang according to bracket instructions (either find a stud or use anchors!)
It really couldn’t be easier. I love the copper accent (especially against the newly blush walls) and the simplicity of it. The pink printed writing is faint enough not really to be seen, but even if you notice it, it gives off a bit of industrial vibe which I kind of like.
I can’t wait to show you more of this space for our newest little one… Hopefully I can finish these other projects and get them photographed before she decides to arrive!