Hey there! I hope the New Year has treated you well so far! 🙂
I’m in the middle of making over our master bedroom and I wanted to do something spectacular with my boring old curtain rods without either spending a lot of money or replacing them altogether. The curtain rods had the generic ball-tipped ends like the one below:
There isn’t anything wrong with the ball-tipped curtain rod ends- I still have the one pictured above in my guest bedroom- but I wanted to try something new for our bedroom. What inspired me to do the curtain rod makeover with clear class drawer pulls is they match the drawer pulls that are on my bedroom furniture. I also love being able to repurpose/upcycle stuff any chance I get! 🙂
DIY Curtain Rod Makeover Using Drawer Pulls
Here’s what you need:
- Wood curtain rod
- 2 screw-in drawer pulls
- Drill (if the curtain rod ends are not already drilled)
- Saw (if you are going to cut the ball ends in half like I did, or if you need to cut off whatever is at the ends of the curtain rod if they don’t screw off or otherwise come off easily)
Here’s what you do:
I cut the ball ends in half so I could still use the “cap” part of the ball end to fit over the curtain rod ends. This is completely optional and I only did it this way because I thought it would make my curtain rod ends look more finished. If you can find drawer pulls with the caps like the one pictured above, but big enough to cover the curtain rod ends, you won’t need to do what I did to get a finished look.
Drill a hole in the center of the curtain rod ends (if it isn’t drilled already) and screw in a drawer pull at each end. I glued the ends of the cut ball caps to the curtain rod before screwing in the drawer pulls, but I realized afterwards that I really didn’t need to do this because the drawer pulls will hold the cut ball caps in place. It also makes it a lot easier to get the curtains on the curtain rod without having to work them over the cut ball caps! 🙂
Pull the curtains on the curtain rod if the curtains have a rod pocket (if the rod pocket is small, do this step before you screw on the drawer pulls), hang up your curtains, and enjoy! 🙂
That’s all there is to do this curtain rod makeover! Simple, huh?
Let me know what you think about this project in the comments section below!
A great idea for a lovey change. I look the new look.
Thanks for sharing at HIH party’
You’re welcome Beverly 😉
Paint those suckers white for a really finished look.
Love your pursuit, it matches mine—lifelong!!
Thank you Marian! 🙂 And I would have totally painted these white, but they match the furniture set we have in the bedroom (that my husband won’t let me paint). 🙂
Lisa - Blogghetti says
Where was this idea when I needed it LOL. Awesome! Sharing with my daughter who is always on the lookout for new curtain rods – she can just reuse the ones she has now for a new look! Thanks Michelle for this (for being part of HIH with us!)
Thank you Lisa! I’m really enjoying being a part of HIH!
I LOVE this. It is so clever – and pretty!
Thank you so much Judy! 🙂
What a wonderful idea and with all the drawer pulls out there, the possibilities are pretty endless! Pinning and tweeting to share. Thank you for linking up with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!
Thank you! 🙂 And thanks for hosting Snickerdoodle Sunday! Always a pleasure to link up!
Simply Save says
Such a simple way to add some elegance! Love it! Thanks for sharing on the Small Victories Sunday Linkup!
You’re welcome! 🙂 Thank you for hosting!
This is great! Found your link over on Made By You Monday. I’m a hoarder of curtain rods from garage sales and thrift stores. I always “plan” to redo them, but never find the time. This is a great way to quickly dress them up!
Thank you Kelsey! 🙂 I’m glad this inspired you! Thanks for stopping by!
this is a really nice idea. I love being able to pretty something up without spending a fortune. I’ll be liking your page on Facebook. 🙂
Thank you!!! 🙂
So clever!! It is true, that details make the difference! Love this detail….great idea! Thanks!
Thank you Nancy! 🙂
Thanks for sharing this awesome idea with us at Brag About It! Tweeted!
You’re very welcome; thanks for hosting! 🙂
Using those pretty drawer pulls is a wonderful idea. Thanks for partying with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday.Pinned and Tweeted.
You’re welcome Beverly! 🙂 Thank you for hosting and sharing!
What a clever idea! Thanks for linking to What’d You Do This Weekend.
Wishes for tasty dishes, Linda
Thank you Linda! And thank you for hosting! 🙂
This is such a neat idea!
Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!
You’re very welcome Jess, and thank you for hosting! 🙂
What a great idea, looks amazing. Thanks for linking up at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
You’re very welcome; thank you for hosting! 🙂
Gale Kockjeu says
Hi Michelle – a women after my own heart – my husband doesn’t even turn a hair when I start new projects like this – it’s such fun. Well done!!
Thanks so much Gale! 🙂
Pauline Golden says
We are re-doing everything and every little hint helps. Did post this on to face book
Thank you for sharing this on Facebook Pauline! 🙂
Jean Thompson says
I did almost the same for my bathroom- used a double coat hook as the rod holder and a 1 inch oak dowel for the rod, had hubby drill hole and I used pewter colored knobs to screw in after I put the simple curtain on the large hook and the sheer curtain on the smaller hook…rod… getting ready to redo my bathroom and bedroom… because I didn’t want the generic small ball rods that I have in my family room. 4/27/2023