When You Don’t Have Cabinet Doors… DIY Rope and Dowel Curtain Brackets with No Sew Cabinet Skirt

When you can’t clean the grime, then sometimes it’s better to throw it out…



Which is what I had to do with the old cabinet doors from our neglected guest house kitchenette. (Where even oil based primer refused to stick to them) 

So here we are now, concrete countertops done, and no cabinet doors…



We literally didn’t want to spend a cent on this project (especially after a recent splurge on accent pillows😉) Luckily we already had extra curtain panels from our oar curtain rods so a “no-sew vanity skirt” seemed to be a good idea (plus it would be free). With that in mind I rooted around the house for some kind of bracket or dowel to hang a vanity skirt. Dowels I found…Brackets I did not, but I found rope…

With a little creativity and lots of hot glue, I set to work on making looped brackets out of rope. 



I used the dowel as a guide and glued the loops of rope together. 



Then cut the ends off. I created the four loops and then drilled them in place with screws. The dowels slipped in snugly.



Next came the no sew vanity skirt. Disclaimer: I DO NOT SEW. You will see very few projects on LHBD that require a sewing machine. I literally have broken every sewing machine I’ve ever touched. (Also I think the person who invented Stitch Witchery tape was a genius. I always keep a roll in the house)

Basically I measured out the cabinet space, then using a straight edge, cut the curtains to size. 



I made sure to use existing corners that were already sewn. Then folded the cut sides over and adhered them with Stitch Witchery and an iron on steam.



Basically the curtains slipped right on the dowels and we have no sew “cabinet skirts”.

Beachy, easy and above all free! Can’t wait to show you all the before & after pics of our guest house next week. Happy Sunday everyone! 

One thought on “When You Don’t Have Cabinet Doors… DIY Rope and Dowel Curtain Brackets with No Sew Cabinet Skirt

  1. Pingback: Super Easy (and Cheap) Curtain Rod Hack: West Elm with Wood | littlehousesbigdogs

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