What I have is two stubby little black curtain rods.
Cute, but those drapes are not functional. At all.
A quick solution was to replace two rods with one.
Oh and these finials. I guess they are okay.
I just feel they can be so much more interesting.
Hubby was kind enough to grind down one of the finials to a point.
Now I have an arrow head and the fletching. Ta-Da!
A little copper paint, and I achieved a passable match to a copper rod from the plumbing section of the hardware store!
The end result is great fun and makes our TV room much more functional.
And we can now close our window treatments when it is too bright out or the weather too cold (we are in Canada, after all).
And it worked just as well on our other window too, though using a much longer rod.
Now, what to do with a small section of left over copper rod? Take a page out of the Interior DIYer's book and turn it into a stylish blanket holder! Check out her post here.