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Old 27th December 2012, 11:11 PM
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Default DIY: Frosted glass windows

I have some windows that I wanted to leave open for light to come in, but I wanted some privacy still as well without putting up window finishings. The lower level is currently unfinished and I didn't want to buy anything for them to have to pull it out and redo them later when I decided to finish the area. Also, I have an ensuite window that I didn't feel blinds would be worth doing.

I decided to try frost the windows myself. It would have been too costly/redundant to buy factory frosted windows to install. I purchased a roll of frosted window film. They come in different patterns, but I decided to go with a basic frosted window. And I have the option of removing them in the future.



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Front lower level window


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After:

Front lower level window


Ensuite


Wasn't too hard of a project. The hardest part was measuring and correctly cutting the film for the window. Applying the film was easy. Just clean the window, spray a layer of soapy water, adjust the film position and then squeegee the bubbles out.

Very happy with the result. All the light with privacy.
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Old 28th December 2012, 12:58 PM
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Where did you buy the product? We've got two windows in our ensuite which this looks to be perfect for.
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Old 30th December 2012, 03:43 PM
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You can buy the product at any hardware store like Rona or Home Depot, it may be a special order item though.
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Old 31st December 2012, 08:46 AM
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Cool, thanks. I was able to pick it up off the shelf at Home Depot.

Keep it up with the DIY threads, always interesting and informative.
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