that it would be so hard to find a simple curtain rod these days? Apparently everyone has jumped on the home decorating bandwagon and as a result, no one wants a simple wide pocket curtain rod anymore. It would seem that everyone is interested in buying (and selling) decorative window hardware. All I want a simple valance over the bedroom window - and to achieve the effect I'm going for, I need a plain curtain rod that will be hidden from sight. Well, after a fruitless trip to WalMart - where I have purchased every other plain Jane curtain rod for eons, I resorted to searching online. I finally found what I was looking for at Lowe's - a place I never go. And since I cannot make the valance until I have the rod (for the exact pocket width measurement) it looks like I'll be taking a trip to my local Lowe's Home Improvement store. And I may just buy two curtain rods - while I was perusing their selection of window treatments and hardware, I found a lovely sage window valance by Waverly that would be perfect over my office window!
I was going to make a valance for that window, but I had yet to find a fabric or style that I really liked. And then I saw this one - and it's only $30 for an eighty-inch wide valance. I especially like the layered look and button detail.
What do you think?