Dilemma-how do you span a 29 foot wall with curtains- cheaply? The most logical place for our big screen TV was on the wall that had the windows. Every other place caused glare from those windows. The TV looked strange blocking the windows, plus there was a strange area of the room that turned back away from the wall. As we were sprucing up our house, I was trying to figure out how to overcome the awkward look. I knew I wanted curtains and my thought was to go for a theater style look but all the curtains I was finding that were even reasonable in price would have cost several hundred dollars. Then we needed to find a rod to hang them on. I have never seen a 29 foot rod. I don’t think they exist unless you have them custom made. As many DIYers do, I turned to sheets. I found a beautiful green sheet on clearance at Wal-mart that would go wonderfully with our family room. The cost was only about $7 per sheet. The problem was that I needed eight of them. Wal-mart only had three. Thankfully, Wichita and the surrounding suburbs have multiple Wal-marts. I went around town from store to store to store and finally gathered the eight I needed. I also picked up the clip on curtain rings in oil rubbed bronze (ORB) to hang said sheets, Next was figuring out an inexpensive pole. I was thinking a wood pole, but I sent my husband to Lowe’s with the instructions that I needed a pole of approximately one inch diameter that can be joined together to make one long pole. He came home with electrical conduit and couplings. Brilliant! This was much cheaper and lighter than wood. We picked up a couple packages of wooden drapery brackets meant to hold a one inch pole and we were good to go. Next, we painted everything to match the curtain rings with ORB spray paint. I ironed every one of the sheets –I think the ironing took longer than the rest of the project. I played with the distance that looked best to place the clip on rings. My dear hubby, hung the brackets and helped me hang the curtains. I couldn’t be more thrilled with how they turned out. Total price for entire project spanning over 29 feet was just a little over $100.
On a side note, my ceiling height matched the curtain length exactly if I hung my rod tight to the ceiling. You could adjust your rod up or down to fit your needs and fold the top of the sheet over how ever much you need to get the length needed.