Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tree Branch Curtain Rod

If you're here often, you may remember me mentioning that I whittled on my birthday. Yep, whittled.

You may also remember that I had a nasty storm come through my area this winter, and it took down part of my tree. I used up all the tiny branches to make winter boxes, but I still had a large branch left.
It was destined to go into my fire pit.

I was staring at my curtains in my dining room. A boring curtain rod with a scarf that doesn't even touch the floor.

Then I saw this on this Internet.

Hm, I can do that!

So I sawed off the branches, leaving a few stubs. I whittled the bark off, and began shaping it.

I spray-primed and spray painted it white.
After re-mounting it, I bought another scarf to make sure the the bottoms pooled elegantly on the floor.

Of course, it's not as bold as the picture from the source, but I don't want it bold.
I love my dining room because it's a bit modern, a bit classy, and a bit rustic.
These curtain rods bring modern (being stark white), and of course elegant rustic to my dining room.

I'm smitten <3

See? Not in-your-face-noticeable. Just a touch of whimsy. Just how I like it =)


  1. Gorgeous!! I HAVE to try that, you did a great job :)

  2. Ohhh what a wonderful idea! I love it! It looks really good =)

  3. What a great idea! I knew I was saving all those tree branches for a reason :)

  4. I like it!

    Looks bold to me... in a subtle sort of way.

  5. I love how it turned out. Very nice.

  6. Looks great! It has some personality!

  7. Absolutely BRILLIANT! You did it and you did an outstanding job! Thanks for sharing it at the POPP.

  8. I love it! And I've been totally eying that project too! Can I ask what you used to mount the branch? Regular curtain rod brackets?

    -Sarah :)

  9. Sarah-
    I used the old bracket hardware. The tree is WAY to big for the brackets, though, so I just used some craft wire to secure the branch to the brackets. You can't even see it!

  10. This is gorgeous! I love it! I'm featuring it at Grab my "featured" button.


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