If you’ve been following my blog for awhile you’ll know how much I absolutely without a doubt L-O-V-E to use nature in my home. There’s just something about bringing the outdoors inside that makes my heart skip a beat and puts my crazy anxiety at ease. I’m not exactly sure why, but I think it has something to do with it’s pure simplicity as well as the consistently gorgeous color palettes that is ensured with each branch, leaf, pinecone and deer antler that is displayed in my home decor.
Recently on Instagram I revealed that Mike and I have started “breaking ground” for my new studio. Eek! It’ll be a huge expense, but it’ll definitely be worth it. We’ve decided that the best way to accomplish such a large project is to buy our supplies as we have money instead of financing. Neither one of us are fans of credit cards so this will be the best way to accomplish this goal for our needs. So, it might take all year to create, but no worries! Slowly, but surely.
Anyways, the whole point to that story is that we had to clear a small chunk of our woodsy area on the side of our home to put this new building. In other words, there were a lot of wonderful (and very long!) branches, trees and other random pieces of nature that I wanted to bring into our house. I’ve been wanting to add new curtains and rods in our living room so this proved to be the best time to do it.
Since we live in the middle of nowhere with the majority of our windows facing to the back side of our property we find that we rarely use any of our blinds. They typically stay open, and end up being more of a nuisance (aka. the dogs or Ava pull on them, etc). For now I’ve decided to leave up the two blinds on the end, but the ones over the sliding glass door had to go in order to accommodate this DIY branch curtain rod.
Thankfully, removing this blind was extremely easy! It popped right off the bracket, and then I just had to unscrew the bracket from the wall.
Then, I just had to measure the branch I planned on using to ensure it would fit evenly above my windows and door. This beauty was over seven feet long! I think I nearly knocked myself out like three times bringing it up to the house. . . Yes, I’m a bit of a klutz! ;)
Since this branch was a little heavy I enlisted the assistance of my super, helpful husband. All we needed was two screws that were long enough to go through both the branch and securely into the wall.
DISCLAIMER: You might need more than two screws to put your branch up. Please add more if your branch is quite heavy!
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There are so many different types of curtains available in stores today, but I have found my absolute favorites are these particular sheer ones. Not to mention, I definitely like the price! I bought two which equals out to four panels (two for each side of the rod).
The only issue that you might run into with using a branch as a curtain rod is that it might be much larger than what the curtain allows. In other words, you might need to drape your curtain over the branch, and then use a few safety pins or sew a custom opening. I found that a combination of the two works best. When initially starting the process I would suggest sewing, and then use as many safety pins as you might need.
And voila! Gorgeous, rustic and a super easy DIY branch curtain rod.
I didn’t even notice that Ava had poked her head into the photo until I just posted this! :)
Until next time,
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