Painting Curtain Hardware

My latest window treatment job for a master bedroom called for something a little out of the norm when it came to the curtain hardware. 

Your basic metal or wood rings would have worked but I felt the hardware needed to be a paint treatment similar to the almost concrete-like appearance of the bed, seen in photo.
I started with basic wood hardware in an oak colored stain.
Each piece of hardware got a coat of primer. (A few wedding projects got a coat of paint at the same time. More on that later.) 
I had to get a bit creative using wood skewers to hold the rings while the paint dried. 
Each piece was then painted with a flat white interior paint. Using flat white paint as the base was key in achieving the concrete-like look similar to the bed. 
Sometimes things just work out for the best even when you don’t plan a thing! A few weeks prior I had ordered my free Valspar paint sample in “porch gray” with NO idea of what I was going to use it for! I also picked up this Behr “oops” paint on a whim! These two colors were the perfect combination to create this look.
It took three tries in mixing the paint to get the color I wanted. The one on the right was the winner.
Once the color was right I painted each piece…
and immediately wiped the paint off. The flat base paint grabbed the darker color and when wiped off created, just the look I wanted.
This was a very happy surprise. It really was an experiment to see if I could get this look. I was so excited when it turned out so well.
Here you can see the difference between the flat white base paint and the final look. 
A sneak peak of the bedroom shows a glimpse of the bed and new window treatments in the background. More details on the window treatments coming soon!
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23 Responses to Painting Curtain Hardware

  1. It really looks like concrete! Amazing job (I have never seen a concrete bed) – I can’t wait to see the full thing.

  2. Wonderful, Sonya! Will you remember the formula now? : ) I never remember and always have to start over when I mix my own paint. They look beautiful. Very clever using the skewers to help hold the rings while drying.
    I’m looking forward to seeing the “big picture”, but from what I can see of the drapes, they look great!

    I can’t believe you have time for this. I get stressed when I have clients and a big event or trip coming up at the same time. Doesn’t it always seem like there is so much going on – personal and business – all at the same time?

  3. Dara Lynn says:

    Those look amazing!!! I can always count on you for being a trend setter! Can’t wait to see the final look!!

  4. Cindy says:

    Such a pretty color! Can’t wait to see more! :)

  5. Wow you really go to the ends of the earth for your clients! These look just like the bed finish and she will be thrilled I am sure!

  6. I can’t wait to see the finished bedroom, you are doing a great job!

  7. Amazing how a little paint can improve anything! Your curtain hardware looks great!! Thanks for stopping by my blog – I have a soft spot for Okie’s!!

  8. Loretta says:

    What a clever idea Sonya. Paint does go a long way! Hugs!

  9. How smart are you using the skewers to do the rings??!! That really looks fantastic and goes perfectly with the bed. Can’t wait to see the rest! :-)

  10. Gypsy Heart says:

    You are AMAZING! The finish is absolutely perfect. Can’t wait to see the reveal.


  11. LC says:

    You’re always so clever! It looks great. I look forward to seeing your beautiful work and the reveal of the room.
    Good idea with the skewers and blocks of wood to hold up those rings while they dry!!

    have a happy day~ LC

  12. Love the finish and admire your resourceful use of the wooden skewers as drying racks. Looking forward to seeing the finished bedroom.


  13. Traci says:

    What a great match you mixed up!

  14. Pamela says:

    Looks fabulous Sonya!

  15. Teresa says:

    I am very, very impressed! I would have been scouring the internet for concrete curtain rings!
    They’re beautiful.

  16. Paula says:

    What a lovely room! The bed is amazing! The paint mix is beautiful and the room, for what we could see is absolutely beautiful!! Nice job!!!

  17. How fantastic, Sonya — I would have thought to coordinate — not try to match :). It’s your creative brain at work, again. Nice to see you’re multi-tasking for the wedding! Hugs, Kim

  18. Fabulous job…you really look at the details! I love your method of using the skewers to let the rings dry. What a lovely addition to this room!


  19. Wow, I really love how the paint turned out! That gray-ish white has quickly become one of my favorites!
    Thank you for visiting me today!

  20. Ohh it’s looking wonderful already Sonya!! Can’t wait to see the reveal! I love the drapery rods painted- and great idea on the skewers! :) You asked about the white plant in my photo- it’s called ‘Snow in Summer’ or Cerastium. It is soo pretty in person too- tons of gorgeous flowers and the leaves are a nice silvery green color. :) Thanks for sharing at my party this week! :)

  21. Denise says:

    Those look beautiful! I have a window treatment in the “man cave” hung with those same rings. I need to throw out the curtains, paint my rings, and start over. The drapes are so old I’m surprised they’re not falling apart. And Hubby could care less! But they look just peachy with his gun case with the duck on the front that he refuses to let me get rid of. MEN!!

  22. You are so talented Sonya..I love your work!

  23. Hi Sonya~ Just wanted to let you know that I shared this at the party this week! :)