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Topic: McGyvering Up A Faux Bois Shower Curtain Rod  (Read 1163 times)
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« on: January 30, 2013 09:54:55 AM »



We have a narrow shower stall insert in one of our bathrooms.  We just bought this house and have to live with the avocado shower and sink for a few years until we will hopefully do a more intensive remodel.  So I used a shower curtain sample from my stash to inspire a simple redecoration in a retro 70s style - might as well roll with the avocado, right?  But, that shower also has a cheap-looking and worn shower door.  It's practical because of the size of the stall and removing it would mean filling holes in the insert which wouldn't necessarily be any better looking.  So I decided to hang curtain right over the door.  BUT... the tension mounted shower rod we brought with us doesn't get short enough, the local sources don't have the short ones in stock and the online options weren't great as far as color or price.  So I made one!

I did have a cafe curtain tension rod that fit and I tested it for strength and it held up fine.  I didn't like the look, though.



So I bought a scrap of PVC from a used building supplier had them cut it to size with their power saw, and used various materials from my stash to paint it to look enough like wood to blend in.



I've posted a tutorial on my blog if you have more questions: http://suddenlytaxidermy.blogspot.com/2013/01/3-faux-bois-shower-curtain-rod.html
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2013 10:31:38 AM »

Very clever. it looks much better
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2013 10:44:12 AM »

It looks great!! I never would have guessed that it wasn't real woood!!

And I have to ask about the toothpaste shadow boxes! What's going on there? It looks awesome Smiley.
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013 11:42:27 AM »

It looks great! How clever to sand it down-nice touch!
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2013 01:28:55 PM »

Thanks!

It looks great!! I never would have guessed that it wasn't real woood!!

And I have to ask about the toothpaste shadow boxes! What's going on there? It looks awesome Smiley.

I collect foreign toothpaste (tubes)!  And when we finally got an Ikea in Portland and I could get those shadow boxes pretty inexpensively I started framing them up for display!  I have two empty frames and LOTS more toothpaste, so hopefully I'll get a few more mounted up.  Sadly, we now live where there is no Ikea.  The closest is about 7 hours away, I think.  When I finish this bathroom, I'll post about the whole redec and you'll see all the mounted ones there.

It looks great! How clever to sand it down-nice touch!

Thanks!  More trained than clever.  I'm old school about sanding before painting stuff like this.  Cheesy
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