February 16, 2012
I honestly don't know what to post today. I've been internet scouring for hours and nothing has inspired. So I thought I'd share this project I've never posted about. (I have several). My front door has many windows (which I love) but unfortunately it is situated very close to the sidewalk and our living room is easily seen (which I love less). I needed something that still let in the light (I think our house is too dark already) but still kept everyone from seeing us inside (especially at night, we're like fish in a fishbowl). I looked into those privacy film stick-ons they sell at Lowes and Home Depot but they all looked very cheap to me. (They've added more options since I last looked. But back then there was no dimension to the film, looked very 2D).
Finally I made this faux stained glass using Gallery Glass Paint. I made this over a year ago and it doesn't match my decor anymore. So I'm planning on making another version later with this lattice like pattern and just the clear color. If I do, I'll write up a tutorial on how easy it is!
What I really love about this technique is that it has the same warped look and texture as real stained glass. It is also 100% removable. Just an insert I hot glued to the window. Of course, nothing is as good as the real thing but if you can't use stained glass because of money or because you're renting this is a worthy alternative! Great for bathroom windows too! But I have to add that it looks most authentic in windows that don't move up and down since that is where most real stained glass appears.