DIY Window Hardware & Acrylic Rods

DIY Window Hardware & Acrylic Rods

The most popular DIY on my site by far is my Acrylic/Lucite Rods.  They add a lot of glamour and style to a room for not much money.  I have used them here, here, and here.

I posted on my DIY Acrylic Rods with Plumbing Hardware awhile ago, but the Gray & Gold Nursery presented an extra challenge because I needed to turn a corner.  This room has two full walls of windows, and I really wanted to join them together rather than separate the walls.

A quick trip to your local hardware store is all you need to find everything you need for this project including the plumbing parts and rubber tape.  Full instructions for this DIY are here (including the paint I used), but here is a quick refresher for how to put the brackets together.

diy window hardware

The corner turn was the tricky part, so this is how I layed it out before I spray painted it.

diy window hardware

After some gold spray paint, the brackets were ready.  That gold really pops, doesn’t it?

diy window hardware

I chose to do the more industrial look in this nursery versus just using regular hardware because I liked the modern feel it added, and I thought a nursery was the perfect place to go off the beaten path.  But also because as you can see above, the central support bracket is wide, and since these walls were longer than eight feet, I could join the two rods in the center of this bracket, and they would be nice and sturdy.

The whole effect fits the space perfectly.

Since I had only used this style of acrylic rod outside before, it was great to see how wonderful it can look inside the home!

Written by Grace

  • sarah
    Posted at 07:23h, 24 September Reply

    grace, feel free to post about this nursery forever! I can’t stop staring at it, this isthe freshest design I have seen in a long time.

  • Anne Nonna Muss
    Posted at 18:22h, 03 December Reply

    Beyond stunning and the tutorial is well written. So glad I stumbled upon your blog and will continue to visit and feast on your creativity.

  • Joyce
    Posted at 07:57h, 26 March Reply

    I love the ceiling. How did you do it? I’m fully inspired by it and am now thinking of how I can incorporate it into my house!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 10:07h, 14 August Reply

    What size rods are in the nursery?

  • Mary Lynne
    Posted at 17:05h, 03 September Reply

    I tried to click on the link, and it says “page not found.” Am I doing something wrong?

  • Judy
    Posted at 09:24h, 14 August Reply

    Grace, I love this look but the links to your other projects with the acrylic curtain rods are missing from the article. Can you please comment with the links or give us the original info??


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