I found the perfect way to easily and beautifully give your windows privacy using Artscape removable film laminate. It’s the ideal way to give your windows the privacy they need and at the same time, get the beauty of stained glass.
I’ve used this product twice so far and I’m so excited to continually find ways to use it where my windows need some spicing up and privacy. It’s super easy to install and even easier to remove if you have to.
I have a kitchen cabinet that has some glass panes, and I never liked it since the day we bought our home. It’s right next to the stove and whenever we cook, these glass panes get greased and gunked up so easily.
I didn’t want any solution that was permanent but wanted something that would give the cabinet window privacy as well as be easier to clean up after cooking. Since some folks like kitchen cabinet windows I decided to come up with a solution that’s easily restored back to its original state – who knows – we might sell our house someday and that little feature might be a deal-breaker.
You can see in the image below, just how gunked up these windows get. Yuck! I can’t tell you how many times a week I have to clean them. That’s a huge turnoff for me and knew there was a solution out there. Look at that mess! And it’s all from cooking. Oddly, they are a dust magnet too which maddened me even more!
Also – I don’t want folks to see what’s inside my cabinets! I don’t think it’s appealing even with beautiful dishware. It’s just not something I’m personally into or find attractive. To each, their own right?
I remembered a solution I used for a window in my office closet. Yep, there’s a window in my closet. It’s the oddest place for one, but I guess when they designed my home that was the only place for it. From the street, you can clearly see inside my closet and all of my items in it! I immediately ran out and found a product I knew would work.
It’s called Artscape Window Film – you can get them on Amazon and they have loads of patterns and styles too.
Here’s the link to purchase the Rice Paper pattern in case you are interested. They have so many patterns I love them all!
This pattern is called Rice Paper and it’s one of my favorites!
The patterns of stained glass are so realistic and stunning and have 68 patterns to choose from.
They are perfect for adding decorative elements to your home too! I love this trim they added to the bathroom mirror!
OK, so back to my kitchen window issue. Here’s how easy it is to transform any window in your home and how I gave my kitchen a whole new look easily and beautifully!
This is how it looks when you peel it off the roll.
Be sure to take the glass pane out of the cabinet first. Clean the window well as well as the surrounding areas. Look at how dusty it gets behind the glass!
No need for wasting your time measuring either. Just lay the film over your glass and cut around it to fit. Of course, if you are adding Artscape film to a window, it’s a good idea to measure first.
You can use a blade to trim the excess or scissors.
Once you have the measurement in line, be sure to spray the surface with some soapy water and then begin to press the air bubbles out. You can see from the left side to the right the difference as I push the air bubbles out. It’s super easy to do.
Gently place the window pane back into the cabinet and done!
I am thrilled with the look and how this little change has given me the privacy I wanted as well as ease of use for cleaning too.
The entire installation was easy and took only about 20 minutes.
My whole kitchen seems brighter too which is a definite plus!
This is the closet in my office I spoke of earlier. I love the stained glass effect and from outside, it’s so realistic and stunning!
I love using Artscape to transform my windows and create beautiful decor elements in my home.
Be sure to check out how I was able to transform my kitchen just by changing the hardware too! I have a whole tutorial on how to do it and a video as well!
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