More copper! These winter months made us want to line all of our windowed walls with curtains. Instead of buying something like this from West Elm, we decided to use copper instead, following the instructions from one of my favorite blogs, Remodelista. This was a tougher project than it might appear - the instructions are deceptively simple. We used canvas drop cloths to achieve a Belgian linen look at a fraction of the price of real linen.
- This was a time intensive project that definitely requires more than one person.
- Copper is more malleable than steel of course, so I would not recommend using copper for long walls. It will have a tendency to bend in the middle of the tube.
- Copper is not cheap! It was only slightly less expensive than buying them ready made.
- Given the time intensiveness and the price tag, if you are short on time, you might be better off buying something ready made.
- Copper piping in total -- $60.00
- Curtain rings -- $7.97 for 7 rings x 5 = $39.85
- Canvas drop cloths -- $10.98 each x 5 = $54.90