plastic fruit used to tip curtain rods for money saving reader remodel
Illustration: Mark Matcho
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"I found an entirely new use for plastic fruit."

Who: Riata
Where: From the TOH discussion boards

"When I needed new curtain rods for my house, I used galvanized electrical conduit rods, which I spray painted either copper, brass, or black. For finials, I just stuffed some dowels into plastic fruit, adhering it using expanding polyurethane glue. Then I spray painted the fruit the same color as the rods. It's been seven years, and they still look great—just like the real thing."

What Riata Saved: About $60 0
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