SHOWER CURTAIN ROD UPDATE





Those
UGLY
shower rods.

You know I don't care what color you get a shower rod in . . .
but after awhile
they start to show scratches, discoloration, etc.
and
Honestly I am not one who likes to constantly replace them.





So . . .
while I was redoing the second bath
I started thinking about
HOW
I could change the rod 
WITHOUT
buying a new one.

Well,
you know how people make fabric covers for cords
and
chandelier chains.

I thought . . .
why not make one for shower rods.
and
That is exactly what I did.

They are actually very easy.

The hardest part is getting them snug enough on the rod so they don't completely impede with opening and closing it.

It will a little but
SOMETIMES
beauty needs to impede with function just a tad.
Don't you think?




HOW TO MAKE
sorry no images . . . none turned out clear :(

1. grab coordinating fabric about 2 yards

2. measure the circumference of the rod and add on 1inch for seam allowance:
mine was 4 inches and with the seam allowance it was 5 inches

3. then measure the length of the rod and add on 1/2 inch (you will not sew a hem on the ends) 
and cut fabric

4. fold right sides together and sew.

5. turn fabric right side out (which can be the hardest part)

6. Now remove the rubber caps on both ends and slide your cover on
making sure to leave the extra 1/2 inch on either end.

7. Once it is on and all smooth, tuck the extra fabric into the openings and place rubber caps back on (this takes a little work)

8. Once finished, add shower curtain and put back into place.

There you have a rod that is now coordinated with your bathroom.



OH
and if it gets dirty
you can remove it and throw it in the wash.
*JUST MAKE SURE YOUR FABRIC IS PRE-WASHED BEFORE MAKING THAT WAY IF YOU HAVE TO WASH THE COVER IT WILL NOT SHRINK*





   
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