Happy Tuesday, friends! Today’s blog post is brought to you courtesy of my sweet and talented niece, Faith Elizabeth! She and her Mom whipped out this little project today in just a few hours! Come see how to add privacy to a bathroom window! (You’ll love it!)
So, just for a little background, my niece Faith, and her husband, Trae, recently bought their first home, a fixer-upper nearby. The house is around 50 years old, but has great bones, and tons of vintage character! They spent the first several months totally gutting the house. They replaced the entire kitchen, and updated and remodeled the main hall bath, and put in hard wood flooring throughout. The transformation is nothing short of amazing! (Perhaps with a little encouragement, she will let me share more!)
Fatih and Trae also updated the tiny half bath right off of the kitchen. It was dingy and yellow before with a dated light fixture and mirror. Faith and her handy Mother, (My SIL extraordinaire, Shana) wallpapered the upper half of the powder bath. Here’s a peek at the wallpaper in progress. So pretty, right? I love the bold pattern and touches of gold!
Next Faith added an elegant, vintage mirror in place of the plain frameless mirror. Already quite a difference! (She also replaced the dated light fixture and the sink hardware, but more on that at a later date.)
But that left the window in the bathroom overlooking the backyard. So, instead of using blinds or a curtain, Faith decided to go with a semi-transparent window film. The pattern she chose is called, “Old English Stained Glass Applique Window Film”, available at Lowe’s. (Here’s the link)
The film in this package comes in 36’x72″ For around $45 but it also comes in a smaller pack of 24″x36″ for about $24. So you just pick the size you need for your project.
The application process is quite simple! First of all thoroughly clean the window with windex. Then trim your piece of appliqué film to fit the size of the window. (Better too large than too small~You can trim later.) Then spray the window with a mixture of water and a few drops of Dawn liquid soap. Apply the appliqué directly to the window and then use the squeegee include and smooth out all of the air bubbles. Trim any excess with a sharp razor knife. Easy peasy!
The windows now look like high-end stained glass! The appliqué still allows plenty of light to filter in but provides tons of privacy! (You can see how blurry the trees are outside through the film.) I love how this looks SO much!! So elegant!
In the hall bathroom, the same privacy issue existed with the window looking out on the front lawn and driveway.
Faith had more than enough appliqué film to cover this bathroom window as well!
And a little before and after shot of the window. Isn’t that so much better? Now guests have plenty of privacy and the bathroom is still awash in natural light!
So, for about $45 and a little elbow grease, Faith was able to add privacy to her bathroom spaces while adding a splash of unique elegance at the same time! The film appliqués come in many different patterns and varying degrees of transparency, so you can choose which one best suites your windows or doors. Most are available online or at your local @loweshomeimprovement or big box store.
Many thanks to Faith for sending me the photos and for allowing me to share one of her (MANY) DIY projects with you! I’m also totally in love with her kitchen and I hope she’ll let me share that with you too! Kudos to Faith and her sweet hubby for tackling this fixer upper and making it their own! I’m so proud of them! AND, they are expecting their first little bundle of joy any day now so lots of exciting things happening for this wonderful young couple! YAY!! We can’t wait!
And thank YOU so much for stopping by today and for supporting my little blog! I’ve had computer problems lately and trouble downloading my pictures, so it’s been a challenge. And if you know me, you know my computer limitations, but my sweet and patient husband helped me figure it out. So, more coming soon! Hugs~Dell