I may make it a bit fancier - it came in well under the icon size limit - but I don't really feel like messing with it any more.
I decided that I liked Bed, Bath, and Beyond's Cambria curtain rods better than the other ones I'd been looking at. They're thicker, the dark brown burnished finish goes better with the wooden window frames, and they have good-looking brackets. So many decorative metal rods come with utilitarian brackets. I don't understand that. You're going to see the brackets. Why would you want a nice rod and blah brackets?
At any rate, I stopped into BB&B on the way home today to see if they had enough dark brown rods for my living room windows. They did. So I bought them. Later, I had the following conversation with my husband.
Me: Blah blah blah curtain rods. I got ball finials...is that ok?
Randy: What's a finial?
Don't get me wrong. I think it's great that we don't argue about aesthetics. I'm just amused. Besides, he wants to know how many of you folks out in LJ Land don't know what a finial is, either.