So, the first part of this project was making the curtain work. I just folded it in half long ways and cut it in half to create two short curtains. Then I hemmed the bottom, which wasn't too much for my beginner sewing skills.
Something I never thought about before is how expensive curtain rods are. Seriously, unless you get a cheap plastic one, they are at least $30.
In the midst of my curtain rod search I came across these from West Elm on Pinterest. Chris definitely has a clean, industrial inspired style. I really like it when paired with natural wood. I'm not sure how it will all work with the vintage furniture I love, but for now, it works. Anyway, I knew he would like these, unfortunately they are over $60, which I cannot justify spending on a curtain rod. When I showed Chris the picture, he said, "I can make that." Words I love to hear!
They happened to have a piece of pipe that was the perfect size for our window, but if they don't you might need to get it resized and threaded (most major home improvement stores offer this service for free).
Easy, right? And less than $30. I love the look of this, so we are planning more projects that use piping!