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    • How to make a cheap, awesome, 120 professional Curtain Rod OC TOBER 11, 2011 | DIY, PAINTING, SPRAY PAINT | ADD C OMMENT >> First off, thank you so much for being so kind about my new curtains in the dining room! I am taken aback daily by how many genuinely nice people there are in this blogging community. Thank you for loving the curtains along with me, and also thank you for just being plain ol’ nice. Adv ertise | Priv acy Policy AdChoices More from BlogHer Weekend Gardening 11 Things You Should Never Buy To Be Safe and To Save Money A Little RED CHAIR Washi Tape Makes Everything Cuter (Even Outlet Covers) Now, shall we get down to bid-ness? Welcome to House of Hepworths! HoH is primarily a Let’s talk Curtain Rods. More specifically, let’s talk about my dining Home Blog that specializes in room curtain rod that I DIY’d. DIY projects and renovations, crafts, and decorating. Myopen in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • crafts, and decorating. My name is Allison. My family and I live in Austin, Texas. Im married to Ben and have two children, a 10 year old son and an almost-8 year old daughter. To find out more or to contact me click HERE. I sell one-of-a-kind artwork as well. Click the "Shop HoH" button below to purchase your custom piece today. Love House of Hepworths? Sign up for my newsletter! Name: Email: I should dedicate an entire post just to curtain rods, because after this experience, I think I know every single option of inexpensive curtain rod We respect your email privacy options in the greater Austin area. That post is for another day though. Let me just say that the cheapest options I found were Wal-Mart and IKEA. But my DIY version is significantly cheaper than both of those. CURRENT GIVEAWAY: Scotts Snap Lawn Care System DIYing a Curtain Rod: I headed to Home Depot on a mission to find a practical inexpensive solution to my curtain rod dilemma. Part of my problem is that I needed a VERY LONG curtain rod; 113 inches to be exact. You can’t exactly buy rods that are almost 10 feet long at Wal-Mart. Trust me, I tried. At Home Depot I found a variety of objects that could work, but in the end the heavens parted and I stumbled on Electrical Conduit.open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • Sponsors Bless the person that invented this light weight, sturdy, and extremely inexpensive product! It was exactly what I was looking for; 10 feet long, light weight, metal, and the best part, only TWO DOLLARS.open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • But let me back up for a sec. I first considered PVC pipe. I’ve seen it done before, but I was worried that the weight of the curtains would eventually make the PVC bow or sag. Also, PVC is plastic which would require an additional step to paint. I considered buying a wooden dowel rod, but scratched that plan because I just didn’t like it. I also strongly considered plumbing pipe, which I almost bought before stumbling upon the Electrical Conduit. The plumbing pipe was very heavy though and was significantly more expensive. In the end, in my humble opinion, if you need custom curtain rods, Conduit is 100% the route you should go if you don’t want to spend fifty bucks. It can be found on this isle: Click HERE for information about advertising. As Seen On...open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • I bought the conduit that was 1/2″ x 10′. To cut conduit to size you’ll need a pipe cutter. I bought the absolute cheapest one I could find. It was $6, and worked about as well as you’d expect a $6 pipe cutter to work. The job got done though, and I’m not complaining! Search on this blog... To create a custom curtain rod you’ll need to figure out how long to cut the rod. Don’t forget to keep in mind the width of each of the finials sticking out on either side as well. My rod needed to be 113″.open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • Come link up each Thursday! Categories I just measured the pipe and marked where I needed to cut with a Select Category Sharpie. Tags accessories bathroom before and After Bragging CHRISTMAS C hristmas tree curtains Dining Room Disc Hangers Dollar Store Dremel Fall Decor family room favorite things Features Fun for kids game room Girl Room Goodwill HoH Giveaway home office hot glue gun House Tour IKEA kitchen Link Party Martha Stewart Off Topic ORB Paint piano room Pottery Barn power tools needed quick and easy Road Now just attach your pipe cutter and follow the directions on the back. Trip Rodney White Silhouetteopen in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • Trip Rodney White Silhouette Basically rotate it around the pipe one full rotation, then tighten the Silhouette deal splash of color knob. Do another rotation. Tighten. Repeat until the pipe snaps in half. Sponsor spray paint Target tips vinyl wreath Check out my series: I ended up using pliers to tighten the knob each time and vice grips to hold the tubing while I forced the cutter around the pipe. The pipe cutter made a very smooth cut. I was actually impressed that the edge of the pipe wasn’t sharp at all. Double bonus for not slicing my finger on the end of a sharp pipe!open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • Once the pipe was cut to length I just propped it up in the garage and spray painted it, as well as all the curtain rod hardware. I considered my favorite color, Oil Rubbed Bronze, but I decided on flat black so that my curtains would be the focal point, not the rod itself.open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • I like to spray paint IN the garage so that no debris blows into my object and sticks to it. I just propped the pipe up against the leftover feet from my sofa table project.open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • I already had the brackets for the rod (I’m a hoarder… lol) so I just spray painted them black as well. I’m pretty sure you can buy just brackets at most stores, and if not, I see them at goodwill for super cheap all the time.open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • I also dug out some anchors and screws from my screw and nail stash, stuck them into a used-up sanding block, and gave them a good coat of spray paint as well. Here’s a good close-up shot of the rod once it was dry. I didn’t prime any of this stuff before I painted, but after doing this project, I recommend you prime your conduit with automotive primer (it’s for metal) so that no paint scratches off.open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • Once everything was dry I installed it and then got to work on hanging the curtain. Curtain Rings and Finials: I found these curtain rings at ikea for only $2.99 for 10 of them, which is the best price I found anywhere. The next cheapest option was Wal- Mart. Their rings were $7.99 for a 7-pack, but they were metal, not plastic. If you are going to have your rings show, I’d go with the nicer ones that are metal (or wood if you are going that route), but my clips were going to be hidden, so the plastic ones were great.open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • Also, I totally scored on finials at ikea. I’ve never seen finials there before, so I guess they are a brand-new product. They have two options, a solid metal curvy one, or clear glass orb ones. I chose the clear glass ones. Both options are only $5.99 for the 2-pack. The next closest thing I found was at Home Depot for basic round unfinished wood ones (ugly) for $10 for a 2-pack.open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • Attaching the Curtain Rings: I originally saw this idea over at Thrifty Decor Chick, but I can’t find the specific post. So anyway, this was her idea, I just copied it. I want Pinch Pleat Curtains for my dining room, but they seem like a whole lot of hassle to make them, so I just “faux” made them. So easy! Here’s the final look, and then I’ll show you how I did it.open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • First, lay out your curtain flat on the ground and lay the rings under (above?) it. You want to make sure you get the spacing even. I eye- balled this step. You don’t need to be totally precise here. When you attach the clips you are going to clip them on the back of the curtain, not the top edge. This creates the pleat look.open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • To attach the rings, pinch the section of curtain you want the ring to be attached to, then just clip the ring right onto the pinched fabric. Make sure you set your rings low enough that they will barely show over the top of your curtain.open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • That’s it. It’s so easy. Now just gather them all up and slide them onto your rod that you’ve already set on top of your brackets.open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • HoH’s blog policy: Bloggers/websites may NOT repost my blog content without my express permission. My tutorials belong exclusively on MY blog. They are my intellectual property. Ive spent countless hours making these projects and I don’t want them living on someone elses site. HOWEVER, linking to my project is perfectly fine and I encourage it! Those who link to a project of mine are welcome to take one or two photos and link each photo back to that specific post. © 2011 House of Hepworths "hoh" All rights reserved. You are almost done! All you need to do now is add your finials on either end. Because I used Conduit and not real curtain rod, the conduit was just slightly too small for the finials. It was really no big deal. I just grabbed some black electrical tape (I used this solely because it was black, not because it was electrical) and wrapped it around the tip of the pipe.open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • of the pipe. From there, slide your finials on, tighten them down with a tiny screwdriver, and you are done!open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • I know I showed you a lot of steps, but trust me, this was an easy project. It did take some time, but the amount of money I saved was so worth it. Here’s the cost break-down for ya: Electrical Conduit: $2 Finials (2-pack): $6 Brackets and screws: FREE Grand Total for the entire Curtain Rod: $8 EIGHT DOLLARS!!!! Trust me when I say to purchase a 10′ curtain rod could cost you anywhere from $40 – $80, if not more! I saved boo-koos of moola here. So there you go. A complete step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own $8 Curtain Rod. * I want to add that you can purchase expandable rods that pull out to about 10 feet, but I personally hate extendable curtain rods. They leave a seam down the middle of your rod where the two ends meet, and I don’t like that at all! I want my curtain rod to be one solid piece without any seams across it. This is why it was such an ordeal for me to find a 10′ rod. You can’t really buy rods that long at very many places,open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • so they are very expensive. I hope I was able to give you some useful tips that you can use in your own home! To see the original Aviary curtain post, click here. To learn how to sew the curtain panels, click here. xoxo, Allison Im guest posting today at Pretty Handy Girl! If you like House of Hepworths, please consider sharing it with your friends! Som e tim e s I participate in the se partie s: The DIY Showoff, Sk ip To My Lou, Thrifty De cor C hick , C .R .A.F.T., Tip Junk ie , Todays C re ative Blog, Blue C rick e t De sign, Hom e Storie s A to Z, Som e day C rafts, House of He pworths, Finge rprints on the Fridge , Miss Mustard Se e d, O ne Proje ct C lose r, Unde r The Table and Dre am ing, Positive ly Sple ndid 577 8874 share 107 share 56.4K Tags : curtain rod, curtains, Dining Room, IKEA, Thomas Paul, wal-mart Love House of Hepworths? Sign up for my newsletter!open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • Name: Email: We respect your email privacy I {heart} your comments! Join in on the fun discussion by adding your opinion... 120 Comments Mallory says: 10/11/2011 10:22 PM AT 10:22 PM You’re pretty much a genius! LOVE the curtains and the dining room is coming together magically!!! Awesome work! Reply Jenny says: 10/11/2011 10:26 PM AT 10:26 PM Brilliant! It’s the perfect accessory for your awesome curtains! Reply Opalm says: 10/11/2011 10:32 PM AT 10:32 PM Sweet! All our rods at the lake are made from conduit. Easy, inexpensive and sturdy. Hang on to that tubing cutter, you never know when a plumbing issue will call out your name. Drapes are beautiful and just the right splash of color!! Replyopen in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • Ben says: 10/11/2011 10:38 PM AT 10:38 PM Great post, Allison! Seriously amazing… Reply Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says: 10/11/2011 10:39 PM AT 10:39 PM That is fantastic Allison! Love!! If we ever put curtains over our large windows in the living room, I’m totally doing this. Even considering just for the bedroom windows, just because it’s so awesome Reply Pam @ diy Design Fanatic says: 10/11/2011 10:46 PM AT 10:46 PM Your dining room curtains look fantastic! Thanks for sharing how you did it so inexpensively! Reply Jenny @ AnApplefortheCrafter says: 10/11/2011 10:46 PM AT 10:46 PM Great job! I love the faux pinch pleat. I missed that on TDC so I’m glad you shared it too. Reply kelly says: 10/11/2011 10:56 PM AT 10:56 PM to quote Jurassic Park, “…clever girl…” girl, you clever like a velociraptor!!! Reply Susan says: 10/11/2011 11:38 PM AT 11:38 PM Thanks for the tip on the electrical conduit! The rod looks great, especially with those glass orbs on the ends. I’ve also rigged multiple rods together to cover a really long window before. Our first apartment had lots of small windows so we had lots of the small curtain rods. I took the ends off and pieced a few of them together to cover large windows at our next place. Just another option, but your version looks much more professional! Reply Becky@Organizing Made Fun says:open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • 10/11/2011 11:41 PM AT 11:41 PM Great, great ideas…you never cease to amaze me! I think that’s why you have such dedicated followers because we know you are going to produce some seriously great stuff! Love it…I’m saving this one on my Pinterest for later when I need another rod! I may save a fortune!! We’re all smack our heads thinking “why didn’t I think of that?” Becky B. http://www.organizingmadefun.com Organizing Made Fun Reply Rach says: 10/11/2011 11:57 PM AT 11:57 PM Ahhhhh! Love it! So bookmarking this page so I can copy every move. I’m headed to an ikea soon (live very far away, so it’s about once a year trip) so this was perfect timing. Thank you soooooo much! Reply Melanie says: 10/12/2011 12:22 AM AT 12:22 AM LOVE the orange, and I know how expensive rods can be too… yikes! I ought to go get some conduit piping, that is a fantastic idea. Also, your beautiful faux-pinch pleats are actually called ripple folds! So you can tell people you have ripple-fold draperies in your dining room and they will be uber impressed. Reply Tanya says: 10/12/2011 12:26 AM AT 12:26 AM Thanks a bunch for sharing this. I have been wanting to curtain our laundry area (really just a cubby in the hall) and did not want to worry about bowing on the center of the rod. I will be trying this. Reply Emily Hemphill says: 10/12/2011 2:27 AM AT 2:27 AM OMG. I love you Allison. You are so brilliant! I will hopefully be heading to Home Depot tomorrow and obtaining the necessary items for some curtain rods!! And IKEA, here I come. Thank GOD we have on here. I would be jealous. Em Replyopen in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • PC Lim says: 10/12/2011 3:02 AM AT 3:02 AM Awesome blog! Visit you via Creating success around the world! Reply Cynthia says: 10/12/2011 7:24 AM AT 7:24 AM You are an absolute genius!! And so kind to give us all your secrets!! Thank you!!!!!!! Reply Jenny@EvolutionofStyle says: 10/12/2011 7:24 AM AT 7:24 AM This is utter brilliance!!! Love, love, LOVE this idea! Thanks for being such a genius. Reply Jen says: 10/12/2011 7:25 AM AT 7:25 AM Awesome. Because I need a 144″ rod – you can find them at Home Depot, but not for cheap. Thanks for sharing your brilliance! Reply ChrisE says: 10/12/2011 7:31 AM AT 7:31 AM GREAT TIP! I wish I knew this about 5 years ago!! I will definitely remember it next time I’m hanging curtains!! Reply Modern Country Style says: 10/12/2011 7:39 AM AT 7:39 AM What a great idea! I love it! I tried to comment a few days ago to say THANK YOU for featuring my wreath on your post…but it wouldn’t let me. Grrr! So here I am today: THANK YOU!! And thank you for letting me know too – that was really thoughtful. Sarahxx Reply Meg Nelson says: 10/12/2011 7:57 AM AT 7:57 AMopen in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • What a great project. Thanks so much. Love it. Had to pin it on Pinterest!!! Reply Olga says: 10/12/2011 8:37 AM AT 8:37 AM A-freaking-mazing! <3 it. The curtains look fantastic. Im loving the color, the contrast in the room & the rod is awesome. Great choice. Very inventive! You never stop amazing us lol. Maybe now Ill tackle that window in the door in my laundry room that leads to the backyard! Reply Stephanie says: 10/12/2011 9:08 AM AT 9:08 AM Smart, smart, smart!!! I love the faux pinch pleat! I have never seen that before and your lined curtains are awesome! Reply Amelia says: 10/12/2011 9:42 AM AT 9:42 AM LOVE! i have sliding glass doors that i wanted to over and now i can !!!!!!!!!! Reply Alison says: 10/12/2011 10:50 AM AT 10:50 AM Definitely marking this for future reference! They turned out so great. I never thought to think so far outside of the box when it came to curtain rods. Reply Judie S. says: 10/12/2011 12:04 PM AT 12:04 PM Pinterest here I come (again). Consider yourself pinned, again, Allison!! Does this mean we’re going steady? Thank you for saving me beaucoup bucks AGAIN!! I am over-the- top excited!! You are the bomb!! Do kids still say that? My nieces used to tell me that (along with, “Aunt Judie, your roots are sparkly. Time to dye your hair.”). THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! Reply Suzy @ Worthing Court says: 10/12/2011 12:07 PM AT 12:07 PMopen in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • I adore your new curtains! I’m lovin’ orange lately too. They really make your dining room. I’m planning to use this hardware idea when I make some outdoor curtains for under a client’s deck. You’re right – it’s a very inexpensive option. You might be interested in taking a look at an inexpensive solution that I’ve used multiple times when your rod won’t be showing. Here’s the link: http://worthingcourt.blogspot.com/2011/06/decorating-my-mbr- part-ii-treats-are-up.html Scroll down to see my very inexpensive curtain rod. Reply Divemom says: 10/12/2011 12:44 PM AT 12:44 PM Okay, so I just found your blog/(subscribed, of COURSE). Just have to say how much I LOVE all you SMART people!!! I’m going home and changing my curtain rings to the back today….. Reply Lindsey says: 10/12/2011 1:00 PM AT 1:00 PM Wow! You may have changed my life with this idea! We have many large windows in our house and I have been dying to put up curtains, but the thought of spending so much on curtains and finding long enough rods has given me such a headache! I can’t wait to try this out! Reply Chantelle Rogers says: 10/12/2011 1:22 PM AT 1:22 PM I needed this tutorial about 6 months ago!!! I had to drop $50+ on a loooooong curtain rod that I’m not even all that in love with! I WILL be doing this!!! Reply Sarah says: 10/12/2011 1:22 PM AT 1:22 PM GENIUS!! I am crazy about this idea! Electrical conduit – who woulda thunk it! I am SO using this idea!! Reply Aimee @ ItsOverflowing says: 10/12/2011 3:25 PM AT 3:25 PM I’m so glad to “meet” you Allison!!! This curtain rod idea is genius and super creative and thrifty. I LOVE it! Aimee @ ItsOverflowingopen in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • Reply Compulsive in Texas says: 10/12/2011 3:36 PM AT 3:36 PM Amazing! What a great idea! I’m so doing this. Love your blog. Reply Kirsten J says: 10/12/2011 5:42 PM AT 5:42 PM You never cease to amaze me – I’m officially impressed with that dining room – get on the chairs!!! Reply Kat Griffin says: 10/12/2011 8:04 PM AT 8:04 PM Ok so someone already called you a genius so I guess I will go with… You are a level 50 wizard ! at decor and neat thrifty ideas . I love going to home Depot with the Mr and looking for ideas. Ill have to remember this curtain rod idea ! For Sure -KAT - Reply Shannon Hoving says: 10/12/2011 8:29 PM AT 8:29 PM The only thing I like more than having really nice things is having really nice things that don’t cost a lot of money. I want a high-end look at a budget price. No wonder I love those curtains so much! No wonder I love your blog! (You’re so clever, Allison. You get the thrill of having a designer dining room, along with the satisfaction of knowing that you did it all yourself using your creativity and skills.) Reply Christa @ BrownSugarToast says: 10/12/2011 8:48 PM AT 8:48 PM SOOO awesome!!! love the rod, love the fake pinch pleats and love the curtains!! great job! thanks for the inspiration! Reply Stephanie Hill says: 10/12/2011 8:53 PM AT 8:53 PM Wow! The rod turned out wonderful! One would never know that it was from theopen in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • electrical isle at the hardware store! You are so crafty. I will deff. have to remember this trick! Thanks for sharing! Stephanie @ Ladywiththeredrocker.wordpress.com Reply m says: 10/12/2011 8:56 PM AT 8:56 PM b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l. bravo, alison. this is such a generous post full of so much instruction and new stuff for me! just lovely. michele Reply Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It says: 10/12/2011 9:16 PM AT 9:16 PM You are amazing!! I have a couple big windows that yes, were very expensive to buy rods for – and your’s are so much cuter! Your curtains are fabulous, by the way! Your room is just amazing, I’ve loved seeing the transformation. Reply Jamie @ Backless Shirt says: 10/12/2011 9:34 PM AT 9:34 PM Ok, first response was…”love you for this! flippin’ brilliant”! Second response was…”hate you for not telling me this years ago!!” lol! j/k Pinned this! Jamie Reply Jackie says: 10/12/2011 9:52 PM AT 9:52 PM You are amazing! There are so many great ideas in this post. I never would have thought to spray paint conduit. I had no idea Ikea sold ring clips. And the faux pinch pleating is genius…especially if you ever get sick of the pinch pleats you can hang them normally! Reply Sandy says: 10/12/2011 10:28 PM AT 10:28 PM These look AWESOME!! Just wondering how much weight the Ikea clipy thingos hold? Would you just use more clips if you had a heavier fabric? THANK YOU for such a brilliant tutorialopen in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • Reply Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR says: 10/12/2011 10:30 PM AT 10:30 PM Allison, I just discovered your blog. What a great tutorial!! I will definitely have to try this!! I see that you are in Texas, as well. I am a newbie to blogging and your newest follower. I hope that you will follow me, too! Many blessings to you!!! Reply Hollie @ Im Busy Procrastinating says: 10/12/2011 10:39 PM AT 10:39 PM Isn’t it funny the things we’ll do either to save a few bucks, or to create blog content! Your DIY curtain rods look super, and your instructions were very clear. And the curtains themselves are so cute! I can understand how you could just stand there gaping in awe. Reply liZ evans says: 10/12/2011 11:13 PM AT 11:13 PM love love love this post…my husband has talked me into redoing the kitchen and dining room area and I’m trying to figure out how to do it in a way that we can #1 afford it and #2 not make it look like a DIY project gone wrong and these curtain tips will certainly help. liZ (simplesimonandco) Reply jamie says: 10/12/2011 11:18 PM AT 11:18 PM What an awesome idea for inexpensive curtain rods! I love how those curtains look against the gray wall color. I love that spray paint as well. We used it on our front door last year which gets hammered by the Texas sun for at least 4 hours a day. It has held up wonderfully! ~JamieS Reply Bonnie Long (@BonnieInc) says: 10/12/2011 11:33 PM AT 11:33 PM What a fantastic solution to a usually expensive problem! Your tutorial is wonderfully easy to follow and filled with great insight. Thanks for sharing it! I’m a newopen in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
    • follower from The Bonnie Burrow. Reply Shasta says: 10/12/2011 11:59 PM AT 11:59 PM That is genius! I never would have thought to use those materials – and it looks incredible! Reply Karilee says: 10/13/2011 12:02 AM AT 12:02 AM I love the curtain rod! What a great dyi option! Wish I would’ve thought about using that conduit when I did mine this past year! I have a 12 ft bank of windows that I was covering and it IS expensive! I ended up using a wooden stair handrail…covered with metallic bronze spray paint and no one can tell the difference! Except my check book, that is! Thanks for sharing another great post…I’ll be using this for my guest room! Reply Leave your comment Newer Comments » I {big fat LOVE} your comments! I read all.of.them. (Its true.) I appreciate all the lovin you dish out. It makes my day. THANKS for reading! Your John Hancock * e-mail * blog urlopen in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
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