I am starting a new weekly (hopefully) series to showcase my best bargain purchase of the week. Yesterday, I found this 72" - 144" inch long, 1 1/4 " diameter metal drapery rod at Target on clearance for $17.48. When I was searching for a drapery rod a few months ago for my living room windows, Target had the least expensive option at $34.99 for a large diameter 144" rod. I could have actually found less expensive options at 120" and a smaller diameter, but the windows I was buying the rod for measured greater than 120" and needed a substantial diameter sized rod. So, if you are looking for a drapery rod for a very large set of windows, I think $17.48 for a 144" long, 1 1/4" diameter rod is a great buy.
If the metallic bronze color is not your style, grab a can of inexpensive spray paint. This rod would look great spray painted black or silver.
I plan to use this rod in my bedroom, which brings me to another dilemma. How many curtain panels would you hang on this window - 2 total on just the ends or 4 total with 2 on the ends and 2 surrounding the middle window? Also, these drapes will probably be unlined and strictly for decorative purposes. Blocking out the sunlight is not a priority for me because I enjoy it coming in through the windows - even when I am napping.
Please visit The Shabby Nest's Frugal Friday party for more terrific bargains.