inexpensive window hardware

 

The windows in the bedroom of this rental are screaming for long flowing curtains. We wanted one long rod but those can be pricey. Instead, I suggested black steel pipe bought at a local hardware store for about $60. The rings make opening and closing the curtains easier than if the curtains were just hung on the rod itself.

 Black steel pipes come 8′ and 10′ lengths in varying widths plus varying length nipples (what the small lengths are called) to fit just about any space. The 8′ rods can be cut and threaded where you buy them.
 
I’ve seen them used in many ways but most impressed by these amazing wall units like here and here.