To Buy or DIY?

Happy Monday Friends!  So, I have this huge window in my family room that has sat without curtains or drapery for about 2 1/2 years because I am SOOO indecisive about what to do with the space.  It is a very large window, so for some reason it makes it intimidating.

I finally decided to go with some basic white curtains and add some trim for unexpected detail.  I did something similar here with my DIY Greek Key drapes.  Now that the curtains are done, I am still undecided as to what type of curtain rod to use.  I have been obsessed lately with lucite or acrylic rods such as these.

Etsy Lucite Drapery Rods LuxHoldups

Designer Lucite Rod 2

Gretchen Everette Hardware and Home

Designer Lucite Rod

Mary Anne Smiley Interiors

However, purchasing lucite rods will cost you a small fortune.  Even the ones from LuxHoldUps which is an Etsy store are pricey.

Several creative bloggers have come up with DIY versions and I think they look equally as gorgeous.

AStoriedStyle-DIY Acrylic Rod antique brass A Storied Style

Hunted Interior Lucite Rods

the Hunted Interior

Driven by Decor Lucite rods

 Driven by Decor

For a window my size, it would cost upward of $400 to buy a rod.  The DIY version is about $150.

What do you think?  Do you like the look of lucite?  Should I buy or DIY?

Happy Monday lovelies!!



  1. DIY 🙂 You always feel so proud when you walk past them and say, “hey, I made those!”.

    It’s so funny, the images in this post and the greek key curtains mirror my pin board…. I’m thinking I need some white curtains with greek key and lucite rods!



    • That is an excellent point Jessica! It does feel so good to knockoff something for so much less. I am pretty much obsessed with Greek key, lucite and brass right now!

  2. DIY for sure! 🙂 The lucite rods are so very chic!

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