After sharing this guest bedroom / home office makeover, I got a question about the DIY curtain rod. And actually, many people commented about it who came through on the show house tour as well. I hadn't thought much of sharing how I made it before because I just threw it together last-minute.
But when I was asked about it again, I decided to share a quick tutorial because it is probably the most affordable DIY curtain rod you could possibly have. At under $10 it's even cheaper than the crappiest version you could buy at a discount store. AND looks 100 times better.
For additional customization, you could paint the dowel rod a color...or even stain it (the leather can be stained as well, actually). You could even wrap the dowel rod in gold leaf or metallic vinyl. Lots of options on this one.