How do I cover up the window on my front door without blocking all the light?
You need an affordable etched glass window treatment for the front door! Do you have a front door with a window that you want to cover for Privacy but don’t want to spend an arm and a leg or use fabric?
We stumbled across this great product called Artscape on Amazon, and thought we’d give it a try on our front door window.
Here is the Artscape product we used, from Amazon
It was fairly easy DIY!
A little math, a bit of measuring, a cutting mat, and a sharp x-acto knife and you are good to go. If you don’t have a cutting-mat on hand you can probably cut your sections (if you are doing it the way I did) on a couple layers of cardboard.
Applying the film to the window took a couple tries to get perfect, but because its a removable peel and stick product, if you don’t get it right the first time, just peel it off and start again.
So, there you have it!
Not only do I love that this product is easy to adhere. The best thing is it offers the privacy we needed while still allowing natural daylight. 🙂
This is the final look! Looks just like etched glass.
DIY Tips for working with Artscape window film:
1) Make sure your windows are super clean before you but the film on. Nothing more frustrating than having to peel it off once you’ve got it on perfectly, just to clean off the little fingerprints that you missed.
2) Wet the window with soap and water before putting on the film, this will make it easy to slide the film into the right position.
3) You will have some bubbles in the film after you apply it, and get it in the right spot. I used a rubber spatula to work the bubbles out by pushing them to the edge of the film. A credit card works too, just make sure it has a nice flat edge so you don’t scratch the film.
Updated 2021/05 – Looking for ideas to do another door window I came across this amazing post below.
Check out this beautiful leaded and etched glass window
I came across this wonderful DIY front door window treatment by thehousethatwill.com, run by Norma, who is a wonderful Irish home blogger. Norma goes absolutely all out and creates beautiful leaded glass and etched window for her front door, and it’s gorgeous, along with the rest of her home in Galway Ireland. Before I give too much away, have a look at this wonderful door.