Great idea to use short curtain rods when you don't intend to close them. Also up high. maybe put oars inbetween
Dining Room Window Treatments and Decorating
Looking for a Restoration Hardware look for a fraction of the price? Don't miss this step by step tutorial for real wood DIY curtain rods.
Love the small curtain rods on the outside of the window set instead of across the whole thing or on each window. Defines the windows, but doesn't close them in or fill the wall with curtains.
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Tutorial: How to extend a small curtain rod with conduit piping
Front Door Curtains, How To, DIY
I am not the curtained- or canopied-bed type, but if I were, this would be a fun approach to take! — Elegant White Bedroom With Industrial Piping Curtain Rods
DIY necklace holder...small curtain rod and S-hooks, spray painted black and it would be perfect for hair ties/necklaces.
Use these to hold up make-shift curtains. No need to cut+sew holes!