Saturday, April 9, 2011

DIY Privacy Glass

It is a very sunny day here--so good to see it and enjoy it.  I was motivated to share a project I did quite a few years ago when we moved. 

Our front door is flanked by two rectangles of windows.  While they are wonderful for letting natural light into the house, we weren't crazy about the lack of privacy. I searched for some sort of covering, but nothing appealed to me. No need to despair--we found a solution.

 I do not have a before picture, but this is what they look like now.

Great, right?  Plenty of sunshine, obscured view into my messy house.  I achieved this result with crystal clear Gallery Glass and clean windows.

As I mentioned, I didn't take pictures as this was completed  BB (before blogging).  I recreated what I did in these following pictures.

Clean window...

Tip bottle of Gallery Glass and swirl onto the glass. That's it!  Do not shake or stir this product--it will cause bubbles.  It will resemble Elmer's glue when it goes on, and will take about eight hours to dry--seven days to cure. 

This is a close up of one of my front windows.  You just can't mess it up--swirl your hearts out!  I have done this to the bottom half of two of my bathroom windows as well.  

craftKeeping It Simple


  1. what a fabulous tip! I have one of those windows adjacent to the front door too and this sounds like the PERFECT solution. Thank you for sharing :)

  2. I have one of those ugly curtains with magnetic rods on ours...hate it! I love this so much!! How permanent is it? Could I easily scrape it of when we move? Thanks!

  3. great idea. I think I will try this in my bathroom window.


  4. Oh I love it!! I'm going to do the same I think... how many windows did you do and how many bottles did it take?

  5. I have done five windows and still have a quarter of the large bottle left.

  6. Awesome! Awesome! Finally, after 12 years a solution that looks great. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Awwww. I'm loving you right now. You fixed my big front door window dilemma for cheap cheap!!


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