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