A while back, when I was looking for affordable curtain rod options I decided to go the DIY route.  I was able to use these knobs and rods to come up with $15 rods WITH finials.
As I was perusing Anthro's new arrival section as I frequently do, I came across these babies... 
Great minds think a like Anthro.....

These finials alone are $38 for the pair.  I paid $4 each for the knobs.  Once you tack on the price of the curtain rod you are easily near $100 for one window, my DIY was under $15.  Let's be real, I'm sure the quality of these is far superior to my DIY but there is an option for everyone.  If you plan on staying in your home for a long time I say make the investment, but if you are renting or only want them until you grow tired (ME) then I say go the DIY route. 

What do you think? Splurge or save?


  1. Beautiful post and amazing pics.
    Hope to see more of your lovely images.

  2. I'm typically a saver...unless I know it's going to be something I'm hanging onto for a long time. And your diy looks worth far more than $15!

  3. Beautiful job Kristen, well worth the save!

  4. Save on this one
    You did a great job

  5. Awesome Kristen! Thanks for sharing this!

  6. def save. and I want to steal your curtains.

  7. Fantastic! Yours looks great to me. Take that Anthro!

  8. LOVING the diy route you went! Totally worth it to save money!
    Isn’t That Charming.

  9. Super cute Kristen!
    I LOVE your DIY job on the curtains!
    Have a beautiful week my friend. :)


  10. Love it! Did you dye your draperies your self too??

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