What do you do when you can't find any curtain rods that fit your style and existing window treatments?
First of all, we needed light blocking curtains. The sun rises into our room + Light filtering shades + June is not a morning person + June is pregnant and cranky and nesting = Make new light blocking curtains with a trip to JoAnn Fabrics.
Second of all, we needed very basic curtain rod brackets.
Third, we needed those brackets to be big enough to allow clearance for the existing shade.
Fourth, we wanted something wooden.
These criteria are impossible to find at Lowes. Maybe Lowes was not the right place to look, but it was the most convenient for me.
So, if you are us, and you are two engineers living in one house, you procrastinate about it until something brilliant occurs to you. For instance, using the cheapo wooden toilet paper holders and a cheapo wooden dowel to make your ideal curtain rod set-up. A little bit of customizing woodwork to make the rod removable, and voila: Our Ideal Curtain Rod Set-Up. AND it can remind you of going to the bathroom!