This weekend we had fun creating a new look in our living room for just $6. Using two metal curtain tiebacks that we bought at a local home-improvement store, we hung a 7-foot sapling from our backyard as a curtain rod over our window, and used an old silver curtain we had as a swag. Eventually we will replace the silver swag with a shorter (so it can be swooped just once, instead of twice) swag of a different shade, but we are going to wait until we've installed our plaster tree and rock wall in the same room, to choose the final color. In the meantime, we are very happy with the light, airy feel of the curtain, and particularly like the look of the wood rod. We have decided that all curtain rods in our future will be made this way -- We just love the natural beauty!