Do you have a basement window like this? The top of the window lines up with the top of the concrete wall, and then there’s an exposed wood wall receded back a couple of inches behind the concrete.
How do you hang curtains in this situation? It can be done with wood blocks. Follow this easy tutorial.
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Trick for Hanging Basement Curtains
- Tape measure
- Wood blocks
- Chop saw
- Electric drill and screws
- Curtain rod and hardware (I like this set)
- Paint (optional)
1. Measure the depth/distance from your concrete wall to your wood wall.
2. Find a wood block as thick as that distance, or close to it, and cut the wood to fit the space and hold your curtain rod bracket. In my case, a 2×4 cut about 6-8 inches long made a good base to fill the space and hold the bracket.
3. Cut a matching wood block for each space where you will hang a curtain rod bracket.
4. Screw each wood block into your wood wall, just above the concrete wall, where each bracket will go. The goal is to be close to flush with the concrete. My 2×4 wasn’t quite flush but worked well, since the bracket will stick out farther so it doesn’t have to be perfect.
5. Paint the wood blocks to blend in with the wall behind them.
6. Attach your curtain rod brackets to the wood blocks and hang the curtains.
To give my curtains a retro look, I bunched them up and used a simple black rubber band as a curtain tie for each panel.
I see a basement remodel in my future. In addition to decluttering, this laundry room needs paint and floor refinishing. I haven’t even begun those projects, but at least the curtains are in place!
Now I’m accepting votes on which color to paint this room. My top choice is my favorite shade of mod pink. I’m also considering the other colors I’ve used in the house: aqua, vanilla white or yellow. I’m pretty sure at least one wall needs to be pink, though.
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