Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Hanging Curtain Rods If There Is Nowhere For The Middle Bracket

Light curtains may be necessary for this project's success.

Most curtain rods come with three brackets for installation -- one for each side and one for the center. If a window is made in such a way where the center bracket is not possible, though, all hope is not lost. With a few adjustments, the center bracket is not needed for hanging curtains. Select a solid metal or wrought-iron curtain rod for the project for proper stability. Does this Spark an idea?


1. Measure and mark the spot for the curtain rod brackets. Depending on the bracket, there will be multiple holes. Mark the spot for each of these holes on the wall on either side of the window.

2. Drill the holes for the brackets. The holes need to be at least 4 inches deep for the project. Use the markings as a guide for each hole.

3. Place wall anchors in each drilled hole. Most anchors push into the drilled holes. Be sure the anchors match the size of the screws for the project. The anchors provide additional stability for the brackets, giving extra strength to the supported rod.

4. Place the brackets over the anchors and insert the screws. Use 4-inch screws and tighten down into the anchors.

5. Place lightweight curtains on the wrought iron or steel curtain rod and place on the bracket. The stability provided by the heavy-duty rod combined with the wall anchors will hold the curtains in place without the center bracket.

Tags: center bracket, wall anchors