Spray paint electrical conduit and you have curtain rods - there is an idea for easy pinch pleat drapes on this website too. I use a copper plumbing pipe between brackets to hang lots of plants on the back porch.
Rubber Door Mat Wall Art (good idea for the metal screen for the air return on the laundry room door)The most frugal decor idea I've ever seen: a vintage iron piece for the wall. Go to the dollar store for an outdoor black rubber door mat. Then spray pain