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#1 DennisD

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 12:03 PM

Hi everybody,

We are long time campers (almost said 'old campers'), but new to Casita

Just got a new to us 2005 SD and in the process of decorating. My wife (Jackie) desided to put curtains in front of the blinds. Found lots of ideas for hanging rods in the forum... but, came up with a cost effective idea in the process. Thought I'd share it; for what it's worth. Please bear with me, I might over simplify the explaination. Refer to attached pics ;-)

I used 3M Command hooks (17081) ($3.00 per pair)
The hook is actually a two part system. The part that you stick the adhesive strip onto will slide out with sufficient pressure. Remove that part and drill a 3/32" hole thru the back and into the tip of the hook. Don't go all the way thru the tip. Just enough to secure the tip of nail.

I used 1" white paneling nail. (just what I had on hand)
I cut 1/8" off of the tip of nail. (it will fit without cutting, the head just won't be flush)

Insert nail thru hole into the tip of hook.

Put a drop of your favorite adhesive on and around the head of nail.

Reassemble hook after glue sets.

We used 7/16" cafe rods from Wal-Mart. The two big windows need the 48" to 84". The two small windows use the 26" to 48".

Position the hooks to bottom of overhead cabinets in front of window about 1" past end of blinds. As close to wall as possible, paying attention that the hook is on flat surface. Be sure to wipe area with alcohol pad.

Jackie decided to put a second rod in front of the other for a valance to hang on. Over the small dinette; it had to go between the light fixtures.

Hope this helps other budget minded campers, like us.

P.S. The curtains were made from 2 twin size flat sheets ($4.00 ea. @ Wal-Mart) hemmed with 3 rolls of iron-on Stitch Witchery ($3.00 ea.) and about 2 1/2 yds. material for tie-backs and trim.

s001 - curtain hanger - disassemble.jpg s002 - curtain hanger - lineup drill.jpg s003 - curtain hanger - drill hole.jpg s004 - curtain hanger - cut nail.jpg s005 - curtain hanger - glue.jpg s006 - curtain hanger - assemble.jpg s007 - curtain hanger - almost done.jpg s008 - curtain hanger - one more tie-back.jpg
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#2 borderbrae

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 06:59 PM

Excellent job to both of you!
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#3 Carol Christensen

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 10:37 PM

What a good idea. It seems simple to make and looks great. Very nice.
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#4 Dulcimerplayer2

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 04:07 AM

This might be the way we do ours. Thanks!

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#5 Sue and Sandy

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 12:59 PM

That has got to be the simplest idea so far to hang curtains in a Casita!
I actually understand how you did it. Wonderful pictures.
Thanks for sharing.
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