How to Make Metal-Chain Curtains


Beaded curtains have been around for a long time, and they add a certain flair to a room. If you're looking for something a little less 1960's, though, you can install a chain curtain using the same basic strategy, and it will give your room a more heavy-metal look.

Things You'll Need

  • Sturdy dowel rod
  • Measuring tape
  • Saw
  • Spray paint (optional)
  • Screws (2-4) or curtain-rod brackets
  • Drill
  • Screw hooks (10-20)
  • Chains (same number as screw hooks used)
  • Cut your dowel rod to the width of your doorway or window frame where you want the curtain to hang. If you want your rod to also have a metal look, you could paint it a metallic shade. Screw the rod to the door or window frame, or hang it from the brackets.

  • Screw the hooks into the dowel rod at one- to two-inch intervals. Keep in mind that the closer together the chains are, the heavier the load is going to be. Thicker chains work better if they're farther apart, and thinner, lighter chains work better as a close mesh.

  • Attach your chains to the hooked ends of the screw hooks.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can achieve similar results using a shower-curtain rod or closet rod and shower-rod hooks, but the chains will move.

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