Thursday, July 21, 2011

Curtain Rods & Tiebacks for the Master Bedroom

Some of us have been there. We pick something up that we are going to turn into a project or to create something with and then it sits, untouched, in our garage for weeks months. My neighbors have had a pile of oak branches that they were going to make something with but life happens and other priorities have kept them from doing so. When they were ready to pitch the branches, I came to their rescue and snatched them.

I used the smaller branches to create a "conversational piece" on the headboard in the master bedroom. By the way, I've changed the light strand on the headboard. This is a perfect example of less is more.

The longer branches I used for curtain rods! I haven't changed the blinds yet but I will soon.

This branch is longer than the other one but I left it that way because I want to use it to hang decorative things off of it. I moved the glitter letters from the Summer Love Mantel and hung them there, for now.

The "rods" were easy. Spray paint a tree branch, drill pilot holes, and screw on the wall. Here's the difficult part, oak is VERY hard wood to drill through. Sun Kissed Husband and I usually end up bickering while putting things together. This project was no exception. 

I wasn't sure what to use for the curtain tiebacks then it came to me as a total fluke. I love wearing flowers on my hair or clothes. One day I was getting ready to put on a flower when Sun Kissed Boy #3 ran in the bedroom asking for me to pick him up so he could see the garbage truck out the window do its thing. 

I clipped the flower on the curtain and lifted him up. Of course, by the time I set him back down I had forgotten about the flower (yes, I'm that much of a scatter brain). We left for the day and when I got back home and walked into my bedroom, I saw the flower clipped on the curtain and the lightbulb went off!

I went to the store and bought another of the pins. If you want, you can make your own rosettes. There's tutorials for them all over blogland. Here's some I found. 

I used cheer ribbon to pull the curtain back a little and pinned the rosette to hold everything together.

Here's how they look. I feel like I need to gather them a little more but I really like the overall effect. 

I'm so glad my neighbors hung on to the branches as long as they did and have let me dip into their stash.  

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Loraine said...

Such a cute and simply idea with the flowers for tie-backs. I think the head board does look better with less lights too!
Loraine-Breakfast For Dinner

Katie said...

THIS. IS. AWESOME!! So genius (and free)!! The rods look so good in your room!!

Carrie @ lovely etc. said...

Love the branch curtain rods - so pretty without being super feminine.

I know I have plenty of projects sitting in my basement that I may never get to. It would be interesting to swap terminally unfinished projects with someone and see what you make of each other's stuff.

Cari's Ark said...

I love your curtain rods. How did you hang the branches?

Katie said...

Hey Yanet! I'm back! =) I'm doing my first ever 'Five Feature Friday' tomorrow and I love your curtain rods! I'm going to be featuring them!! Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button! The post will be up tomorrow morning! =)

Tara said...

I love that color blue. Its exactly what I am looking for, with white trim, for my bedroom. What is the color?

Heidi said...

Those curtains are so romantic! I LOVE the branch as curtain rod and the flower tie backs are fantastic!!

michelle said...

I love it Yanet, what a great idea!! Your window looks so romantic and natural.

Enjoy your weekend!!

Karrie said...

Love it!!! Brings everything together really nicely!! I agree, gather them up more; will look perfect!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I think that might be my favorite thing about your room! (I think I've said that every time you show another element!) I LOVE those branches, and painting them white makes them look so sculptural. Pretty, pretty, pretty!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh it looks so great! The LOVE looks pretty hanging from the branch too. I've had company all week so I'm trying to catch up on blogs. Glad I spotted this, it made me smile!

Unknown said...

Curtain rod tie backs fro master bedroom is shown on the post here. Good post