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DIY: Chevron Frosted Bathroom Window

Our upstairs bathroom gets great light, but it faces the street so it's not really appropriate to leave them uncovered.  We have mini-blinds in the window right now, but I hate having those dust collectors in my clean bathroom.  I saw this tutorial on Seventh House from the Left via Pinterest for using frosting window film to create patterns on the window.

We still have the mini blinds on the top part of the window for now - stay tuned for whatever I end up doing on that half of the window.  I'm thinking some sort of Roman shade.

I created a chevron pattern on a piece of cardboard and used it to trace and cut pieces of frosted film paper from Ikea.  The hardest part was spacing out the zig zags on the window.  This took me hours to figure out - math has never been my strong suit.  I tried measuring out the spaces on my computer, but in the end it was easier to just eyeball it by Scotch taping the cut-outs on the window. 

Once I had the cut-outs in place, I cleaned the glass and applied them to the window one-by-one.  Using rubbing alcohol and a paper towel cleaned the glass perfectly with no streaks.

The new window looked so nice I had to spruce up the mini blinds a little bit by replacing the plastic pulls with a piece of cut glass from an old chandelier. 

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It was a wonderful project, Ryan. One of the good benefits that you can get about frosting your bathroom window is the protection that it provides from unwanted views outside. And aside from that, frosted film can also shield your glass window from getting scratches. But I think it would look more beautiful if you add valance to enhance the appearance of your window.


Roxie Tenner @ WindowTreatmentsPhiladelphia.com

June 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRoxie Tenner

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