It’s been a while since I did this DIY but I wanted to share it with you because it was so easy and they turned out looking great if I do say so myself. I made curtain rods for our bedroom and spent maybe $10 to do so. *before we get started, this post contains affiliate links.*
When I saw these West Elm curtain rods I knew I could get the look for way less than the $109 + tax that it would have cost to have them adorn our 2 windows.
First I spray painted the reducers and the old curtain rod hardware, gold.
While all of that was drying, I cut the extra length I needed for each curtain rod. It ended up that I needed about 7″ added to each one. To join the 2 dowels together (the 48″ piece with the 7″ piece) I used a 1/4″ drill bit and drilled down into the top of both dowels. I used a little wood glue in each hole and pushed the dowel pin into the hole on the long dowel and pushed the short side down over the pin.
Once the wood glue had some time to dry, I stained the dowels the warm brown color to match the West Elm ones.
I had intentions of using the gorilla glue gel to glue on the reducers but ended up just using hot glue. I squeezed some into the inside of the reducer then lowered it over the end of the dowel.
These are pictures from back before I switched up some things. I made the rods in October so things have changed.
It worked out that the joint in the wood, hides right behind the rod hardware perfectly. Happy accident.
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2 thoughts on “DIY West Elm Mid Century Curtain Rod Knock Off”
I absolutely love these Jess! Pinning for later!!
Thank you!! I'm so happy with how they turned out!