How can you fake a 22' long curtain rod?

wishiwasinozMarch 8, 2014

I want to have 3 sets of sheers for the French doors in the family room. I need a little over 22' of rods & I want it to appear like it's one rod with supports at every door. Where can I find beefier, wider supports that could safely hold 2 rods?

Attached is a pic of the room & also a drawing to explain my idea.

Also, where should I buy the sheers? I want nice, high quality sheers that can be washed in the machine at home.


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Here is my idea:

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 9:43PM
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Country Curtains has beautiful sheers.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 12:21AM
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Buy 3 rods. Where the finial normally would screw in you get a piece at the hardware store that allows you to screw 2 rods together. It will look exactly like your picture. I have used rods from pottery barn and bed bath and beyond to do that.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 1:02AM
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Wood dowels, what's used in closets for hanging clothes. I'm nor sure but think HD has them in 10'-12' lengths. Circumferences vary, but again, not quite sure but could be up to 3". Can be painted, stained, gilded, whatever. Has to be substantially less expensive than 22' of any type of drapery rod.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wood dowels

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 1:45AM
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electrical conduit & appropriately sized connectors. Paint any color you want.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 11:56AM
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I once used PVC pipe then painted it gold and used a support in the middle, they also make brackets that you can't see, sort of like an elbow bracket that the rod sits on and screws in underneath the rod and to the wall. PVC comes in different sizes, I don't remember now but I think this was 3 in. diameter pipe. Home Depot. It was light weight and you can get it in any length. I glued on the finials. You can use a ball or something on the end something lightweight and either paint it or wood faux finish them. Sorry for the poor quality picture.

Photo of PVC rod (from several years ago in another house, contemporary lace swags on painted PVC rod).

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 7:22PM
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We made ours out of PVC & spray painted with ORB paint and made the end,and middle supports too. We used a decorative wood piece (painted that the ORB too). They looked wonderful and were a fraction of the cost.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 7:56PM
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I was just at my local JC Penney the other day and saw lots of drapery panels in various heights that I would consider using in an installation. They also had lots of reasonably priced rods from Umbra & Studio that might work for your installation.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 9:00PM
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