This easy window treatment is by far one of the most creative things that came out of Hailee’s Makeover. Regular curtain rods can be super boring. And lets face it, who doesn’t want a little nautical in their life? So my brain got thinking what a fun alternative could be. We needed something really long because her windows are mucho huge. When the idea for rope popped into my head the finished result was not the original plan. The original idea was to have two huge knots, one on each end. Which would have been cool but when the boat cleat idea was formed it was all over.
First things first you need your rope. You can get it at either Lowes or Home Depot. The one that Lowes has is a little rougher and a teeny bit thicker. We used about 15 feet for this window treatment.
You will also need to buy some really large eyehooks, a small plate and 2 washers for each part. The small plates don’t come with small holes drilled into them (to mount it to the wall), you will have to do that yourself. You can see the way they are assembled in the pic below.
Each eyehook got a coat of Oil Rubbed Bronze to make it look not so….industrial?
Because of the huge molding at Hailee’s we had to mount it directly to that. We made a hole large enough for the end of the eyehook to go (If you want you can cut down your eyehook but you will probably still need to accommodate the washer behind the plate).
Then we mounted the eyehook contraption to the wall. This is not regular sheet rock (I cant remember what Mark called it) If you are drilling into sheet rock make sure you use some kind of anchor or something to better secure your hook.
Then tie a huge fat knot into the end of your rope. You could try to do a cool one if you want. I just tied it…cause I am awesome like that.
For the curtains I got a giant drop cloth from Lowes and cut it into 1/4s. I used curtain clips to hand it on the rope. SUPER easy, anyone can do it.
The boat cleat was the hardest thing to track down. And by hard I mean not that hard, just a little calling around. But let me save you the trouble. You can find boat cleats at a Marine Shop. They usually have the size that we used in stock and if you want something larger they can order it for you. These ones were $15.00ish.
And there you go! Just wrap it around your cleat a few times until you get the look that you want. I also tied a knot a little further down the rope ad frayed the end to make it extra awesome.
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