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Curtain Rods Made out of Branches!

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Our windows in our master bedroom have been naked for a while now and I finally got the courage to try to make my own curtains.  I had some beautiful fabric that didn't work out quite right for the bay window seat that I was trying to dress up and it was just screaming curtains to me!

Now remember I told you I don't sew...so I picked up some hemming tape and my iron and got to work.  I didn't want to go out and spend a ton of money on new rods for my windows and I wanted something unique.

I did something completely outside the box for me and I have a feeling it is going to be a love it or hate it idea. 

I went outside and cut down a couple branches from our tree and nailed them to the wall.  A perfect make shift curtain rod that brings in the rustic look this room needed.



What I really like about this project is the branches are so different from one another and absolutely no measuring was done because I didn't want things perfect.  I stuck a few clip on rings on the curtains and hung them right up!

I know...I know...all you see is the big blank spot in the center of that wall!  One project at a time :-)  I know right now that hole stands out more than ever, but I promise I have an idea for that spot that I am hoping to share very soon.

My husband has been out of town and gets home tonight, so I am very curious if he is going to be on the love it or hate it side.  My daughter said this morning that daddy was going to come home and say, "what a beautiful house!"  Isn't she the cutest!? 

I for one, love the outcome.  I feel like it adds some texture and charm.  However, I have been known to do some projects that I think are perfect and then a month later I wonder what on Earth I must have been smoking (i.e. my kitchen table - don't tell my husband I am re-doing that soon ;-))

Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!

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25 comments:

Mandy said...

OOh like it!!! The green fabric is awesome too by the way...a very inexpensive way to get a cool look....how about taking a couple of blank canvases and painting them the same green color with maybe a couple of lighter ones blended in and then glueing some branches to it for the center wall?
Hugs
Mandy

Rachel (Lines across my face) said...

Great idea! I really love these curtain rods and the whole room is beautiful (I do look forward to seeing what you put in that blank space). My room has similar colors and a branch would look great there. I have been wanting to add curtains for a while now and I will have to give this a try. I would love it if you would stop by and share at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
I hope to see you soon,
Rachel
http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/09/cure-for-common-monday-10.html

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I just love your curtain rods! I hope you will add your lovely metamorphosis to my Fall in Love linky party on Wednesday.

Until then, stop by and see the under $20 makeover I gave an ugly brass light fixture.

Happy Monday!

Katie said...

These are great! I was toying with the idea of doing something like this in my master, but now I definitely have to give it a shot! New follower :) I have to know what you put in that hole now!

Vivian said...

What a great idea!!! Very original. I decorate a lot using tree branches, would have never thought about using them as curtain rods. LOVE it!

Mandi@MandiBeingCrafty said...

This is such a fantastic idea! I love the look of it! Visiting from Running with Glitter link party.

starsunflowerstudio said...

Very cute! I love earthy things. <3 ::cheers::

Artsy VaVa said...

I love this idea! Thanks for sharing.

Janel@hatingmartha said...

I have something very similar in my living room, but with large birch branches. So... I think he will love it!! Great job!

Crafty Scrappy Happy said...

Hi Friend! I LOVE your "makeshift" curtain rods!!!! They are beautiful and I kind of really really like them.... I don't think I would take them down! :o)
Thank you SO SO SO much for being wonderful!
Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

Katie said...

Ahhh! I love this idea! Rustic and inexpensive! I'm a new follower of yours!

Brooke said...

Thank you so much everyone!

Jess@Balancing The Dream said...

super cool!! i love the rustic feel!! I'm all about bringing the outdoors in!

Carmen said...

I'm in the same boat as you...blah windows. You did a fab job and it looks great. We have LOTS of wild bamboo in our backyard...I think I just found my new curtain rods...Thanks.

Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin' link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: http://rocaandcompany.blogspot.com/2011/09/you-rock-3.html . Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there...

Remember...YOU ROCK!!

Carmen @
RoCa and Company
www.rocaandcompany.blogspot.com

Kelly said...

I'm popping in from Inspiration Friday at The Picket Fence! Your tree branch curtain rods are adorable! That is such a clever way to bring nature and whimsy into the home. I especially like the price. FREE! (Of course, I'm assuming that). Great colorscheme in that room too.

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

I think it looks wonderful!! Maybe you should do a collage of photos in the middle?

I am your newest follower and would love for you to follow me.
Have a wonderful day!!

Vanessa said...

Sooo cool! Thanks for linking up :)

Athena said...

This is such a great idea. Thanks for linking to Success U @ TheStuffOfSuccess

Kei said...

Love the look of that--awesome idea! I think it's always lovely to bring the outside in :)

Crafty Mischief said...

Beautiful! I love this idea!

Ellie said...

That's so fun! I love it!

Zombie Leah said...

That's an awesome idea!

{nifty thrifty things} said...

This is such a great idea!!
You are featured on this week's {nifty thrifty sunday}!
Thank you for linking up last week!
xoxo,
Vanessa

Alecia said...

New follower here. This is beautiful! I love the fabric you used too.

How did you attatch the branches? Did you screw through the wood?

http://chickenscratchny.blogspot.com

Brooke @ Spruce Your Nest said...

Hi Alecia! I am so happy to have you as a new follower :-) I just nailed the branches right to the wall, piece of cake!

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