I am not doing "Show 'n Tell Tuesday" today because I am in need of some opinions! I have this curtain rod my parents gave me and it is gold . . .which is not really my style. It's also a bigger, thicker rod, which I'm not so sure about, but instead of getting rid of it and not using it I want to try to make it work. So I am going to paint it. My dilemma is that I don't know what color to paint it?? Do I want to paint it black or silver? I have been leaning more towards black. What do you all think? My only reservation about it being black is that what if I want brown curtains one day? I have looked at a lot of design magazine and have seen brown curtains on a black rod, and I'm not saying that I am going to do brown curtains, it's just a "what if." Or do you all think that this rod is too big and I should go buy a thinner one? I see thinner ones more these days and that's really what I prefer. But as I said, I have this one and I hate to not use it. It would be a lot less expensive for me to use this and paint it rather than go and buy one since this is a pretty long/large window.
Here is the rod. There are also 3 brackets with the rod and they just are not my style. So I may try to find something else more simple instead of these fancy brackets. Or may paint them too and see how it turns out.
I did use these like this for a little while and had red curtains on it, but I never intended to keep them up like this just because I'm not into the gold.
If I paint them and still feel like it's not the look I'm going for, then I'll just go buy a new rod, but I at least want to give it try. So what do you all think, silver or black????