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!