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Collapsing Curtains, flimsy rods....What to do?

by Sarah
(Washington, DC )

Window box/frame

Window box/frame

Window box/frame left side of window box Right side of window box

Question:

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Hello:

I'm hoping you can help me figure out how to hang curtains (52" x 63") with a window frame that has no proper space (that I can figure) to hang a curtain rod.

As you can see, while I could attach one part of the curtain rod to the right(assuming I can drill through the wall - had issues before...!), I cannot attach the other part on the left because there is no room.

I've tried to find hardware that would attach to the ceiling as a possible solution, but haven't come across anything.

In the meantime, we've been using a tension rod...with not much luck; The sides of the window frame are apparently uneven, so the rod slowly becomes displaced.

The curtains are in my 9 month old's room - and the collapsing curtains wake him...and then us, up!

We've already got blinds up but they don't keep out much light, unfortunately. As we're renters, installing new/different blinds is not an ideal option - so please help us with the curtains query. Thanks!

Any help/advice sincerely appreciated!

Thank you!

Best,
Sarah

Answer:


Hi Sarah

What you seem to be looking for is a rod that can be screwed into the wall at the place where your tension rod is now.

There are some rods that have the option of being installed as and outside mount or an inside mount as you can see in this sketch.

If you want to purchase the rod pictured here you can contact me via the website contact form.




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May 23, 2011
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Close but no cigar...
by: Sarah B

Original poster here:

Thank you for the recommendation for a rod that can be screwed into the window box at the place where the tension rod now is. The problem is that
there is only, at most, an inch between the end of the blinds bracket (see "right side of window box" jpg) and the end of the window frame - and I'm not sure that that would be enough room. Can you advise? Any thoughts?

Sincerely appreciate the help!
Best,
Sarah

May 23, 2011
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3/8" width
by: The Window Treatment Expert

The width of the bracket as you can see in this image is only 3/8" wide.

May 23, 2011
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Follow-up
by: Sarah B

This is great - so the same rod could be screwed into the wall differently for each side? If I understand correctly: 1. left wall - screw bracket onto corner of left wall by blinds and the second bracket, #2 would be screwed into the front wall? Just want to make sure. If this is the case, that would be super! Thanks!

Jun 02, 2011
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Rod that is wide enough for your window
by: The Window Treatment Expert

Oops! The rod pictured only comes in 48" wide.

However we have a 3/8" round brass rod that comes with two different type of brackets; for inside mount and outside mount.

You can order both sets of brackets and put the inside mount on one side and the outside mount on the other side.

This brass rod is cut to size as needed up to 144" so you wouldn't have a problem with the width.

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