DIY Curtain Rods with Minted

DIY Galvanized Pipe Curtain rods! I Love these so much - I've seen stuff like this at West Elm but this is cheaper and more personal! The Minted curtains add a great touch! We switched our master bedroom with our office awhile back. Since then we’ve been slowly trying to make our office feel more officey & our bedroom feel more bedroomy. I feel like it always takes us awhile to work on projects like these. We make progress but still have things left to do to the room. In fact, I’m kinda laughing right now because if I think about it, I don’t think we have one room in our house that is fully completed. Maybe that is living in a house. Or maybe it is a symptom of taking on too many rooms at once. We don’t really have the cash to tackle one whole room in one weekend so I’m content with the little projects. It is the fun little things that add personality and make this place our home.

Our latest project was hanging up curtains in our new bedroom. We love the industrial & sleek yet homey feel of these galvanized curtain rods and have been putting them all around our house over time. You can find them at West Elm here but we prefer the cheaper cost & the added memories of making them ourselves!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 2 Elbow joints size 1/2 in
  • 2 Steel (galvanized) Pipes with Threading 1/2 in
  • 2 Floor/Wall flanges 1/2 in
  • 1 Electrical conduit in length of your preference 1/2 in thick
  • Minted Curtain Panels
  • Wall Screws
  • Hack saw (if you need to adjust the length of the pipe)
  • Drill
  • Level

HOW TO:

  1. Start by picking out your dream curtains. I found mine at Minted (Yes! They make beautifully designed curtains now!!) and order them. You’ll need them in your position before you get everything set up.
  2. Make a trip to Home Depot (or supply store of your choice) to gather the items.
  3. Clean! When you get the pipes they are kinda grimy so you might want to wipe them down with a rag or else your fingers will get black (and your curtains and your walls…)
  4. Measure how long you want the conduit to be, mark it, and cut with a hack saw.
  5. Measure again (we don’t want crooked curtains!) and drill holes into the studs on your wall (or use wall anchors). Use the flanges to measure where holes are needed and mark with a pen.
  6. Attach one side.
  7. Slide your curtains onto the rod & place it together.
  8. Finish attaching the other side.

PS: The Phil 1:6 canvas is Naptime Diaries & the Amazing Grace wall hang is from Jenny Highsmith Lettering. Laundry Basket is here at Target & Bedding is from Urban Outfitters. Oh! And the Beautiful Mess shirt is here at Beloved Clothing Co.

DIY Galvanized Pipe Curtain rods! I Love these so much - I've seen stuff like this at West Elm but this is cheaper and more personal! The Minted curtains add a great touch! DIY Galvanized Pipe Curtain rods! I Love these so much - I've seen stuff like this at West Elm but this is cheaper and more personal! The Minted curtains add a great touch! DIY Galvanized Pipe Curtain rods! I Love these so much - I've seen stuff like this at West Elm but this is cheaper and more personal! The Minted curtains add a great touch! DIY Galvanized Pipe Curtain rods! I Love these so much - I've seen stuff like this at West Elm but this is cheaper and more personal! The Minted curtains add a great touch! DIY Galvanized Pipe Curtain rods! I Love these so much - I've seen stuff like this at West Elm but this is cheaper and more personal! The Minted curtains add a great touch! DIY Galvanized Pipe Curtain rods! I Love these so much - I've seen stuff like this at West Elm but this is cheaper and more personal! The Minted curtains add a great touch! DIY Galvanized Pipe Curtain rods! I Love these so much - I've seen stuff like this at West Elm but this is cheaper and more personal! The Minted curtains add a great touch! DIY Galvanized Pipe Curtain rods! I Love these so much - I've seen stuff like this at West Elm but this is cheaper and more personal! The Minted curtains add a great touch! DIY Galvanized Pipe Curtain rods! I Love these so much - I've seen stuff like this at West Elm but this is cheaper and more personal! The Minted curtains add a great touch! DIY Galvanized Pipe Curtain rods! I Love these so much - I've seen stuff like this at West Elm but this is cheaper and more personal! The Minted curtains add a great touch!

xoxo, Elizabeth

Author: Oak & Oats

  • So pretty! I love that colors from the mint and turquoise family are so common right now! They are my favorites!

    • Oak & Oats

      me too! Thanks so much!

  • How cute!! I love and never thought of galvanized curtain rods – love how you deconstructed the project and made it yourself! It definitely gets the creative juices flowing 🙂 And I got the Amazing Grace print for my sister for Christmas (smaller) – she LOVES it!

    • Oak & Oats

      Yes! It is so fun. and I love that!! I think it is so pretty. I love everything Jenny Highsmith does!

  • These are super stylish. I love the colors. Looks great with the room!
    Love this hack. Gotta try it some time. 🙂

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much! And yes, it is so fun. we love the look!

  • These came out great, such a easy tutorial. Thanks for sharing this.

    • Oak & Oats

      yes! Thanks so much!

  • I love that idea for curtain rods! My husband has been wanting to make a shelving unit out of electrical conduit and reclaimed wood. I’ll have to show him this idea too.

    • Oak & Oats

      Yes! It would fit in so well with the room you but the shelves in!

  • I love the rods! We used the same materials to build the shelving units in our new closet. We’re also using it to make a shelving unit we will use as a bar in our dining room. Creative minds think alike! 🙂 I’m really loving the Jenny Highsmith Lettering, I got distracted from your site and ordered the daily planner.

    • Oak & Oats

      That is way too fun! I so agree! And yes, I love everything Jenny Makes! hahah!

  • amy

    i had no idea they did curtains! how cool!

    • Oak & Oats

      YES! I love them so much!

  • I LOVE the idea for the curtain rods! I would love to do this is my home. Thank you for the inspo!

    • Oak & Oats

      You are so welcome! Let me know if/when you do it!

  • I love those types of curtain rods! We would totally make some if we had room, haha! 🙂

    • Oak & Oats

      haha! Yes!

  • They look so good!! Great tutorial!! Where did you get your Amazing Grace print? I have a friend, Sidney, who does watercolors like that and it looks really similar! Great post!

    • Oak & Oats

      I linked to it above but it is from Jenny Highsmith lettering!!! I love that place! And so fun – I love anything handlettered!

  • I love this! We are moving into our new home this week and we are going to need curtains for sure. These are gorgeous and I’ve always wanted pipe curtain rods!

    • Oak & Oats

      Oh yay! I love that you guys are moving into a new home!! How exciting! And yes, they are so easy to do!

  • How did I miss this?! I love it! You made the industrial look feel so cute!