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With small spaces …My sons bedroom is a teenie weenie polka dot bikini of a space. The room is so small, you can’t swing a cat in there. Not that I would swing a cat. He’s too fat anyway 🙂
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Small imperfect spaces require creative mojo.When we moved to the countryside, no one warned me about the farmhouse plaster walls and other farm-like things. PS. The unmentionable farmy things can smell like the inside of a belly button. Gross. Your small complicated spaces don’t feel so bad after all now, do they? Want to feel even better? Our farmhouse walls are made of plaster. I repeat. Freaking plaster. Have you ever tried to hammer a nail into a plaster wall?
It is like pushing a rope uphill.Shoot me. Shoot me now. Let’s change the subject.
Ready for the small room tour?It will take moments. Don’t blink. You’ll miss it. Okay. It’s over. Jokes. Note: The walls are painted in a matte finish. For the love of Pete … people … stop painting walls with shiny paint. Shiny paint is not only fugly on a wall, it shows off every imperfection in the history of ever. Don’t do it. Don’t be that girl.
Shopping list of supplies for curtain rods :First and foremost, go hunting around the store and find the metal pipes. You can’t miss them. They are about a million feet tall and stand straight up on end. When you find them, don’t play around with them. Imagine Lucille Ball and a conveyor belt. That would be you. As I walked through the store with a 49 foot pole wobbling out of my what seemed like a miniature cart, I prayed that I wouldn’t decapitate a fellow shopper. If you make it to the front of the store without taking out a person by the knees, walloping their head or knocking all the inventory off of the store shelves…. well then … congratulations. Clap yourself up. You get a gold star.
Next task at hand, cutting the pipe :Next, you will need to promise your hand in marriage to bribe the Home Depot workers to cut the metal pole for you. Do it. A girl has to do what a girl has to do. If they give you a hard time, tell them that you are making a towel rack with the left over pieces. They will think you are genius.
What you Need:Detailed photos. Got ’em. You will need the photos for when you want to show off your mad DIY designer skills to the dudes in the hardware store. Note to self : men need photos. They won’t get it without the photos. Do it. Beware : They will stare at you like a crazed person when you tell them that you want to use plumbing pipes to make a curtain rod. Tell them to shut their face. You are on a mission. Get a move on. You need to find your curtain rod ends now. There are lots of fun choices. Here are the ones that I picked out : 1. Curtain Rod ends : Galvanized Iron Tee
Look at that photo. Oh.My.Word. It appears that I have a screw loose. Keep calm and carry on. Pay attention to this part : The wallpapered ceiling. We will come back and talk about that one later. Next supply that you need to look for … 2. Base to hold curtain rod on the wall trim : Galvanized Iron Floor Flange
Let’s not forget the itty bitty parts called nipples … 3. The post from the wall that connects the flange and the tee so you can hold the rod in place : Galvanized steel pipe nipple Why does the word nipple make me smirk ? Immature. 4. Curtain Rod : Steel pipe Have the Home Depot dudes cut the length that you need. Make them do it. Stand over them like a hot mess. It’s their duty to help you create curtain rod sexiness. Unless you have some sort of heavy-duty cutter thingy at your house. I didn’t. I was desperate. Desperate times call for desperate measures.
* Note : Do not pay attention to the exact size of pipes/ fittings in the links above. Some are one inch, two inches, blah blah blah. You need to stand in the store and make sure the ends fit your poles. Got it? Got it.
- Get the size that work best for your proportionate window size.
- Remember that you will need a pole that fits into your curtain holes.