Tuesday, March 20, 2012

How to lenghten your cafe rod for $1

The cafe rod that I had for the master bedroom was too short ... ugh! After thinking a bit we decided that a simple dowel rod would be the perfect solution

We purchased a $1 dowel rod from Michaels  (just big enough to slide into the smaller half of the cafe rod) painted the center black with acrylic paint

It blends right in and couldn't be easier! Sure beats buying a new rod!

I am off to start sanding the table for under the tv!


  1. Ahhhh...thank you for this!! I purchased a double-rod for our bedroom, as I really love the layered curtain look, and it's supposed to extend as long as 144", which the outter rod does due to an additional extension rod, but the inside rod didn't come w/an additional extension rod, so you're stuck w/one rod shorter than the other! This has been driving me crazy, but now I can just take your easy solution & save myself a lot of time and hastle in buying a whole new set of rods, and returning these that don't work, when I really liked the look of these and wanted them to work! I knew there was a good reason I hadn't returned them yet! Thank you again!!

    1. Hi Crystal! So glad that it helped!! :) Couldn't be easier and save so much money!


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