See how I updated an ugly, brown, old curtain rod to match our white and bright farmhouse style girl’s nursery complete with new rose knobs!

Turn an old curtain rod into a farmhouse style curtain rod. Add some drawer knobs to the ends and you have a budget friendly project!

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It seems like ages since we finished up our farmhouse girl’s nursery  I’ve been very very very very slowly sharing all the DIYs we did for the room.  I mean, the list IS pretty lengthy 🙂

As the only room in our house that is ever remotely clean, I end up spending a lot of time rocking little Evie in it.  I love this room just as much now as I did when we finished it!

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I was rocking her the other day and realized I hadn’t shared the easiest DIY project we did for the room: updating an old curtain rod!  And, I’m not exactly sure why I hadn’t posted this yet.  It’s honestly SO easy.

Side note, are you often in sticker shock when you go to buy a new curtain rod?  For a stick with two circles on the end, I can’t imagine how they can justify the charge.  But, I guess we all need curtain rods, right?

When I was looking for a new curtain rod for her nursery, I was experiencing said sticker shock.  I just couldn’t spend that much money on a stick with two circles 😉

But, for some reason, my husband had hoarded every single curtain rod we have ever owned, all the way back to his apartment in college (can’t imagine what’s on those ones).  I decided to give one of those a mini makeover for her room!

Supplies:

Check out this ugly curtain rod:

Turn an old curtain rod into a farmhouse style curtain rod. Add some drawer knobs to the ends and you have a budget friendly project!

Turn an old curtain rod into a farmhouse style curtain rod. Add some drawer knobs to the ends and you have a budget friendly project!

I mean honestly it’s not THAT bad.  Just not my style.  The dark wood had no place in her white and bright farmhouse style nursery.

We got rid of the ends and I picked up some amazing rose drawer knobs at Hobby Lobby (Hobby Lobby says they’re cactus.  I say rose).  They fit right into the holes just like the big circle ends did.  Perfect!

A simple spray painted coat on the rod itself and that’s the whole project!  Easy, right?!

A few notes on the spray painting:

  1.  We only spray painted the parts of the rod that would be showing.
  2. I wouldn’t use curtain hooks after spray painting the rod, just a curtain that goes onto the rod itself (like the one we used)
  3. Remember to spray paint your curtain hanging hardware, too!

Turn an old curtain rod into a farmhouse style curtain rod. Add some drawer knobs to the ends and you have a budget friendly project!

I mean that rose could not be more perfect.  It’s small and part of me wishes it was a bit bigger to make more of a statement but I do love it like it is!

Turn an old curtain rod into a farmhouse style curtain rod. Add some drawer knobs to the ends and you have a budget friendly project!

Turn an old curtain rod into a farmhouse style curtain rod. Add some drawer knobs to the ends and you have a budget friendly project!

Turn an old curtain rod into a farmhouse style curtain rod. Add some drawer knobs to the ends and you have a budget friendly project!

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The curtain rod itself isn’t really all that noticeable when you look at a shot of the entire room.  But, imagine it was the original dark brown color.  It would stick out horribly!

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Updating a curtain rod is such a simple way to update any space.  I’m always on the side of the power of paint.  It can seriously transform anything.

Turn an old curtain rod into a farmhouse style curtain rod. Add some drawer knobs to the ends and you have a budget friendly project!

Well, that’s all for today!  If you want to see more of the DIYs from her nursery, check out this page!  I’m slowly adding everything we did.

 

Wishing you a joyful day!

 

5 Comments

  1. Jewell Martin

    Thank you, Sarah, for sharing more of the nursery ideas. So many of them are transferable into other rooms. I’m trying to organize my ideas and parts to do our curtain rod to connect the double window and two full sized side windows. The rod is the holdup. And I like it bit by bit. I get to focus instead of feeling overwhelmed. Best wishes ?

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      Thanks so much Jewell!! You can definitely use this technique in other rooms. It’s such an easy way to transform an old curtain rod. Best of luck with your curtain rod!

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  2. Betty

    Love this idea – Hobby Lobby should know that’s a rose, not a cactus!! 🙂

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  3. Lisa | Handmade in Israel

    Wow, how gorgeous! It looks wonderful. Such a beautiful nursery.
    Visiting from Make It Pretty Monday.

    Reply

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