Unique Window Treatments from Everyday Objects

February 12th, 2013 posted by Pamela Cole Harris

by Pamela Cole Harris

windows If you are looking for something a little more unique than a curtain rod to hang your window treatments, there are several everyday household items you can use instead. To make your own wonderful and unusual window hardware, here are some great ideas:

Coat hooks

Brass or metal coat hooks can be attached above your window to hold curtain panels. Attach curtain rings or fabric ties to the top of the curtains and place over the hooks. Decorative touches such as bows or silk flowers can also be attached to the hooks for a finishing touch. Just make sure you have a couple of extra hooks to hang your coat on!

Glass or brass door knobs

Scour antique shops or thrift stores for old doorknobs (It doesn’t matter if they are mismatched, in fact that can actually work in your favor). Attach them above the window. Tie curtains to the knobs with fabric ties. This idea is also great for a coat rack – just in case you used all the coat hooks for your curtains! Just attach the knobs to a nice sanded, stained, and sealed wooden base, and hang on the wall near your door. //


Have you ever bought spoons or forks which bent while trying to eat ice cream? Well, here is your chance to use those misshapen tools. Bend the utensils in the shape of a hook. They make great hardware for kitchen curtains.

Cup hooks

Plain cup hooks painted a bright color can also be used. As with the coat hooks, simply attach curtain rings or fabric ties to the curtains and slip over the cup hooks. They look great and they are very inexpensive.


If you are a horse lover or have a rustic home, why not try horseshoes? Attach to the wall with a horseshoe nail and use the nail to hold the curtains rings. You can also use the horseshoes as tiebacks.


How about trying old-fashioned clothespins? Simply attach the top of the curtain to a cord or thin rod across the top of the window. Paint the pins with colorful acrylic paints, stain them, or leave the wood natural. Take a look around your kitchen or bathroom for dozens of items you can use for hardware. Be creative, but draw the line if the males in your family suggest holding up the curtains with knives, staples, or darts! After all, a woman has her standards, doesn’t she? Hmmmm… how about holding them up with 5″ stiletto heels attached to the wall? They have to be good for something!

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