Repurposing Old Wooden Palings/Pickets to Hang Curtains with Video Tutorial


Hi, I'm so excited to be sharing this project with you today. 

I'm going to show you how I repurposed old wooden gate palings/pickets to hang curtains.


In our dining area we have big double sliding doors that lead out into the sun room / toy room / my office area / the kids homework area / the indoor washing line area / the folding dry clothes area, etc. 

I never photograph these doors fully as the back room is always a mess. 
(Hence the need for curtains, hehe.)

Here is the closest "before" photo I have.

And a similar view with the new curtains hung.

The back room is still a work in progress, but it was okay enough to take this full on shot with the doors open.

For this project, I used some old wooden palings/pickets off an old gate I had, added some gold cup hooks, attached the paling directly to the sliding doors with picture hooks hung on screws, then added my curtains.

The curtains can be left to hang freely, or tied back with burlap and secured behind a gold hook.

I'm really please with how they turned out.  But it wasn't all smooth sailing, I did get a rusty nail in my foot from one of the palings and my foot became infected over night! I had to get a tetanus shot and a course of antibiotics. I'll spare you the gross pictures. I'm currently resting with my foot elevated for the next few days, but that won't keep me from blogging. :)