DIY Bay Window Curtain Rods


I was considering paying $60-$100 for a bay window curtain rod. Then I did some searching online and found a lot of DIY options that I could do at home. The first option I was considering was using PVC pipe and elbows to make the corners. Once I went to Home Depot I realized that the PVC was not going to be strong enough for my curtains. The PVC ended up bending so I used electrical conduit pipes. I bought the 3/4 inch size 10 ft in length for $3.06/piece. My bay window was 45in x 64in x 45 in so the 10 ft pole wasn’t going to be long enough. I bought 2 and just cut the second one to the right length. Tom and I measured the conduit pipe and then bent the pipe to match the angle. I used a protractor to measure the angles.


Then once the pipe was bent and cut to the right angles and length, I used some spray paint to paint the pipes gold.

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I bought this plumbing “nipple” to use to connect the cut pieces. It took FOREVER for me to find something like this in Home Depot. I don’t understand why they didn’t have anything like this in the electrical conduit section. I eventually found this in the plumbing section.


TADA! Finished, well almost. I still need to buy something decorative to go on the ends of the poles. This whole project was under $10. We already owned the ikea hanging hooks from the windows we had curtains on in our last home. This project was CHEAP, easy, and relatively quick so I encourage you to give it a try. I have a large window in the Den that I want to make a curtain rod for also.

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