After yesterday’s post, I got lots of emails from other people with bay windows asking what we used to hang the curtains on angles:
I encountered this problem in our last house, as well. Here’s where I will confess that we bought the cheapest, thinnest IKEA rods last time around, cut them with a hacksaw and just butted them up together. If you were to look closely, you’ll see they’re not actually connected and not very pretty. Fortunately, none of our guests ever stood up on their chairs and examined them :)
My lucky dad had the pleasure of being here for this project and we headed to IKEA last week with the same idea in mind. Then, we found THESE:
It doesn’t look like much, but it’s actually a rubber rod connector! Yep, it’s bendable so that it’ll fit any wall angle. How smart is that? (And, why didn’t we think of that??) Since my dad knew he was going to be hanging the curtains, he may have been most excited of all :)
When I looked at the IKEA web site, I didn’t see this exact one but I did find one called the “Racka” which looks like the same thing:
We also used the longer Hugad rods ($5.99 each) and these finials in white ($4.99 for a pack of two). Since I had to buy five rods, IKEA ended up being the cheapest option. We used a hacksaw to cut them down to size. I went with white so that the rods would blend into the wall, giving all the attention to the curtains.
Also, for the curtains, I had two half-width panels made for each window (the original fabric was 54” wide). I forgot to take a picture before we hung them, but there are back tabs on the back of each panel: