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Lucite Drapery Rods & Brass Standoffs

Lucite Drapery Rod Brass Standoffs Lucite Drapery RIngs




Finally!!! So sorry for the delay on this post.... but I am finally sharing how I put together my Lucite Curtain Rods with Lucite Rings & Brass Standoffs.  

First off, you need your Lucite Rods.  Luckily my genius friend Grace, from A Storied Style, found these for us.  They are from a company called Nationwide Plastics based in Dallas, Texas.  The site can be rather confusing & you have to call to place your order, but like I said before, Grace has done the work for you and walks you through what you need to order on her post.

Once I had my 1.5" diameter lucite rods in hand, I needed a way to mount them to the wall... I knew exactly what I wanted, but could not find brass standoffs anywhere at a semi reasonable price.  So I left the idea of looking for actual "drapery mounting hardware" & started my hunt.  Obviously, one of my favorite things to do.  I landed on a railing site and found the perfect solution.  


These are Brass Flush Center Posts & I actually found them by searching for Ballet Barre Hardware!  Those 20+ years of standing at the barre finally paid off in the land of decor.  There are a few options to order, but I decided on the 1.5" Diameter (this means the opening is wide enough to accept a 1.5" diameter rod), Polished Brass version.  The polished brass will need to be polished about once a year, but I like that it has the opportunity to age a bit.  There is a Clear Coat Brass option as well as Polished & Satin Nickel.

For most curtain rod lengths, two of these heavy posts will suffice.  But if you are going any longer than 6', I would recommend getting three & using the third as a center support so your lucite rod doesn't sag.

My next search was for lucite drapery rings.  I found some, but they were something like $8... a piece!  So again, I went on the hunt.  I finally landed on the cheapo clear plastic shower curtain rings!  Once they are up, they look exactly like the lucite versions.  The key is making sure you find the ones that are an actual ring & click together... Harder to find than you might think.  I finally found mine at Target.... To allow my drapery panels & hooks to lay straight, I added a flat washer to the ring.  You can see the process below:

Lucite Drapery Rod Brass Standoffs Lucite Drapery RIngs

Yes, they are more of an investment than the run of the mill curtain rods, but I will be the first to say that they A.) Look crazy good! B.) Are incredibly sturdy! C.) Will not sag or droop over time, especially if you have heavier drapery that is lined & weighted.  We always had the problem of the drapery rod standoffs bending & sagging due to the weight of our panels.  No more!

One other note... they plastic rings allows the drapery panels to slide with ease without pulling the rod itself.  I was worried the rod would slide back & forth, but with the addition of the rings it was no longer a concern.

Thanks for waiting on this one!

xo- K

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25 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh I love this look! So beautiful and not anything I have ever seen before. It seem like you definitely put in a lot of work to get this project done, but the final product is amazing!
    xo Nan - Simply Elegant Blog

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  2. Love this, so fabulous!
    I recently scored a set of mid century lucite shell back dining room chairs and am completely smitten with lucite at the moment! Thanks for sharing this amazingly successful DIY!

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  3. So pretty!! Love lucite and though I cannot afford the larger pieces in lucite this is a beautiful little touch:)

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  4. Looks beautiful! You are amazing with your creativity...I would never think of the washers. :)

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  5. I saw this on A Storied Style and was thinking about trying it. I love how high end it looks and is so much better than a standard rod. Would you mind telling me about how much it cost you to make one rod?

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  6. Love the look of lucite and brass/copper together! Beautiful room, you did a great job!

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  7. Gorgeous!! So resourceful…and generous for sharing your hard work with us. :)

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  8. Oh wow, these look incredible. What a fabulous idea.

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  9. Like I said on Instagram already, it doesn't get better than this. So pretty! My friend actually bought a MCM home and it has vintage lucite and brass hand railings like this in their staircase. I was ready to steal them.

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  10. I have a call into this company- I'm beyond excited to get my order! You just made me even more excited!! Looks amazing and thanks for sharing the hardware- fabulous as always!

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  11. I like the effect the lucite rod gives, and that is one of floating. It's a different to your everyday metal piece and I find it visually interesting. I am also loving that silver lamp in that room. I have been hunting for one like this for a few weeks now, but don't want to spend a fortune. :) Cute room.

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  12. So freakin' clever and absolutely stunning!!

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  13. Oh my, I am so in love with this idea! So beautiful!! Thank you for sharing :)

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  14. Gorgeous. The shower rings are genius. I have lucite rods just waiting for me to take the time to get them hung [oh - and fabric waiting to be sewn into panels, ugh]. I wasn't sure what to do about the ends - if I needed a finial or cap - but, after seeing yours I'm definitely going to try without!

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  15. I love them so much...you are genius!

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  16. Great article and pictures. Will be sure to check out your other posts! .
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  17. They look amazing. The sagging and bending rod drives me crazy. Especially when opening and closing the curtains. Thanks for sharing Kristin.

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  18. Do you mind sharing the source of your drapes? Just ordered my rod?

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  19. Your lucite rods are lovely, but I'm really thanking you for finding that mounting hardware! I've been trying to find something similar for my West Elm drapes because (long story) their hardware isn't working for my space. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I'm in the process of doing this. I already have my lucite rods. Btw, the company is wonderful to deal with!!! The only thing preventing me from hanging mine up are the brackets. I ordered 1.5 bracket (homedepot) and my rods didn't fit. Now, I placed my second order (different company) and the 2inch is far to large and they must go back. Did you order a 1.5 bracket (center flush post) for your lucite rods?????

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  21. I did use 1.5" brackets and they fit like a glove. The brackets I used are from the following link:
    http://www.buyrailings.com/p-94-flush-center-post.aspx

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  22. Thank you. I wanted to make sure before I place my order.

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K