Ok, so I know many of you have that nice little window pane on the side of your front door.
I love that it lets the light in on nice days, but I don't like that people standing on your doorstep can see right in. I wanted a solution to this problem. I saw some nice window decals at Home Depot but I wasn't really liking any of the styles they had.
Searching through some blogs, I found that Thrifty Decor Chick used contact paper to frost her pantry door. Interesting, I thought. I went to search for frosted contact paper but came to find out it's actually clear when you're looking in the store. Brought it home and applied it to the window. I did like that it covered the window, but did not like that I couldn't see who was now standing outside my door. All I could see was a shadow. It was either this or go back to Home Depot to get the window decal application. I didn't want to spend the money for something I wasn't in love with. I had an idea.
I could create me own decal. I searched for a stencil I could use to make my own design in the contact paper. I ended up making my own stencil using diamonds.
I traced the diamond pattern on the window and started cutting out my stencil. It was actually going pretty well until my husband made a comment that I may be cutting the window. And yes he was right. I pulled off a few pieces to see and sure enough you could see my etchings in the glass where I was tracing with a razor blade. Ok so now what. I still wanted my own design on the window. I had to get creative. I pulled off all the contact paper. I used the same stencil but had to go another route. I traced the template on the contact paper and cut out each diamond and applied them individually to the window. It didn't take long once I started. I must say I love how it turned out. I now have a custom window decal.
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