I’m sure if you are a pinner you have seen this super cute idea. Who knew curtain rods had so many other uses besides, well holding curtains. This is my inspiration pin: http://thelemondsfamily.blogspot.com/2012/02/this-is-my-inspiration-and-i-got-it.html, and it appears she got her inspiration from some where else but same idea.
Let me start by saying that I don’t actually HAVE the pictures printed for the frames that I bought to do this project with yet, but hopefully by Monday I will!
So I started with this ugly old curtain rod that has been in my broom closet of all places for about 5 years. I don’t even know where it came from, it didn’t have the hangers for it and it was a hideous bronzey color.
Like my painting surface? The remnants of another project my husband has been working on. More on that another day…I painted the curtain rod satin black. I have found when spray painting, don’t buy the cheapest paint you can find because it really is one of those things that is worth the extra couple bucks. I only had to use one coat of this paint and now I have plenty for another project later on.
I didn’t do any prep on the curtain rod other than to clean five years worth of broom closet dust off of it and begin painting.
In the original pin I didn’t see anything on how to affix the rod to the wall so I made up my own. I purchased these “mug hooks” at Walmart for 97 cents. Only used two and have two more for later.
I used about 45 inches of ribbon, and made the ends pretty like this:
And…drum roll please…here is the finished product!!!!
I SO LOVE the way this turned out. The entire project cost me about $10. $3.47 for the paint, $2.50 for the ribbon on sale at Michael’s, and $3.00 for the frames at the dollar store. I chose inexpensive frames because they are light and I didn’t want too much weight on the rod without them being anchored into studs. It took me most of the day to complete because it was humid today (47% humidity according to weather bug, yes this is humid for Spokane) and it took a long time for the spray paint to dry. While I was waiting for it to dry I had time to do this:
Nothing better than crafting AND boozing : ) ENJOY!