We got our kitchen drapes hung over the weekend and I LOVE them. Luke loves them because they are insulating our single pane iron windows I won't let him change out.
Our little kitchen nook is one of the reasons I loved this house so much. The ceiling drops and it feels so cozy. This is where a corner banquette and my tulip table is going remember? The length is finished at the window sill because the corner banquette will sit up against the window. We also DIY'd the hardware for here, I didn't want to buy a custom rod for just one window and I HATE extendable rods, the drapes always catch on the seam!
We had some self returning brackets left over from a job and cut down some electrical conduit from Home Depot. Luke found a fitting that joined 2 1/2" pieces that worked with the rod and the bracket width. Then I spray painted.
Design trick. If your drapes are rubbing the paint off the rod, rub some dove soap on the top where the grommets hit the rod. Problem solved and your drapes will close easier.