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View Poll Results: What Color Rod Would Look Best
White 5 50.00%
Black 1 10.00%
Brushed Silver 4 40.00%
Voters: 10. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-02-2009, 11:20 PM
 
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With your advice I bought PVC pipe to be used as drapery rods. Also bought smaller PVC pipe and double brackets so I can hang sheers.

I'm getting a lot of differnt feedback for the color the rods should be. I would like to start painitng the PVC pipe tomorrow.

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Old 11-02-2009, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Are you going to be able to tell that it's PVC? I know it's cost effective, but your room looks really good and it's little details that make a good looking room, a great looking room.

White. Silver would totally coordinate, but it would be so trendy - in a bad way. Like, very stereotypical.

Black wouldn't be a good idea at all.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:14 AM
 
Location: In the woods
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Default 'no' to the PVC

I have to speak up here once again because I really dislike the use of PVC piping in that room. If it were drapes on a front porch, then yes. If it were drapes for the backyard gazebo or living space, yes. But you already have that dark, espresso-colored wood in the room and the rod would look really elegant if you could mimic that.

Here's a suggestion: go down to Lowes or Home Depot and get a wooden rod, the kind of rod they sell for closets. It comes in 8' or 10' lengths and you can cut it down to suit your needs. Sand it and stain it with a dark stain, like walnut or something to match your wood furniture.

You can add finials later if the budget doesn't allow for now. Same way if needed--some come unfinished and you can stain them. Or if you see something that will work well as a finial, simply drill one end and use those screws that have double-screw ends (the same kind they use to attach finials on deck posts.

But please, do not use that god-awful PVC in your wonderful room.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Pleasepleaseplease, no PVC!!!!!!!!!!!
I voted for silver, you can get a decent rod from BBAB or Trget for very little.
Stuff like this is the jewelry of a room.......would you wear a Vera Wang gown, and then put on earrings from the Dollar Tree? Please dont ruin your lovely room!
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:37 AM
 
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Looked at getting wood and it was going to cost $40! Using PVC because it cost very little and can be painted.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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But the details matter! And $40 is a bargain. I can't even tell you how much my drapery hardware cost.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:52 AM
 
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Well at this point its use the PVC or not have any rods at all. :-)
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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In that case, save up . . .
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:19 AM
 
Location: In the woods
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Default you're not looking in the right section . . .

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Looked at getting wood and it was going to cost $40! Using PVC because it cost very little and can be painted.
$40 for a single wooden rod? The one I mentioned is smooth and unfinished and can be purchased either in the closet section or lumber section, not the ones that are ready-to-hang. Of course, those are pricier. You can get the same look by doing it yourself.

And I have to agree with everyone about the road. Drop the PVC --it's just plain tacky and cheap. And trust me, people WILL notice that flimsy plastic thing when they enter the room; they just won't say anything to you about it.
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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Pleasepleaseplease, no PVC!!!!!!!!!!!
I voted for silver, you can get a decent rod from BBAB or Trget for very little.
Stuff like this is the jewelry of a room.......would you wear a Vera Wang gown, and then put on earrings from the Dollar Tree? Please dont ruin your lovely room!
I say paint it purple and get a big red nose because no matter what color you paint pvc it will look like a clown did it.

busta
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