Curtain Dilemma

It is epic, y’all. Truly epic. (Ok, not really.)

I can’t stand the nakedness in our room any longer. It isn’t what you think.

See, my mom made these awesome linen curtain panels for me a few years ago. She is the greatest. I have no patience for sewing and the bedroom window is tired of being naked.

Then, I got married and had to quit life. I’m kidding, I think.

Little projects tend to go unfinished due to lack of patience in that department. I never learn.

But now that Spring is officially here, I am ready for a new beginning. Cliche, I know.

I need your help. Desperately and quickly, so that I don’t conveniently forget about this little project.

I don’t want to spend a lot of money on a curtain rod. That means less than 20 bucks.

The downside: I have to deal with some odd dimensions – 90″ height and 74 1/2″ width. I guess the only measurement that matters is the width? I am not an interior designer. Someone please educate me.

The upside: I already have these nifty curtain panel rings I will use. Lovely!

I am open to thinking outside the box for a rod (i.e. not your typical curtain rod) and really, all I want is the rod color to complement the curtain panels. 

I appreciate any and all suggestions. The sooner the better…before I forget again that I have these awesome curtain panels tucked away in my bedside drawer.

I will even iron the panels before putting them up. I am pretty sure that would be the right thing to do. (Wait, should I even iron linen?)

4 thoughts on “Curtain Dilemma

  1. Cassie says:

    It may sound stupid but I have been known to use a shower curtain as a regular curtain rod. You can get them in every color, they are less expensive and they stretch so you don't have to worry about the exact size.

    (Found you from

    Have a great Friday!

  2. lcwhitty says:

    you want the rods to match the rings, not the drapes. As these are linen, and appear heavier (ie not sheer), you want them to touch/skim the floor. NO HIGH WATER DRAPES. And I would shy away from pooling them as they won't look clean at the bottom. Measure rods so that height allows drapes to just touch floor. If panel is 50″ wide, use 6 rings – end rings come in 1″ then space rest evenly. Good luck.

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