Entry Room Update – Front Door Privacy Project

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You may remember my entry room update from a little while ago.  I decided to add another finishing touch to our front door recently.  I noticed that we have been getting a ton of contractors knocking at our door for a while now, trying to pressure me into hiring them to work on our house.  I noticed that they do not seem to go knock on the surrounding neighbor’s doors, so I can only assume they peruse the recent sales in the neighborhood and target those homes.

One day in particular, I was taking a break from painting one of the rooms and decided to take a little pregnancy nap in the living room.  The pets started going wild and woke me up.  I looked up and saw a man’s face staring in the little window at the top of our front door.  I got a little creeped out by a man watching me nap, and decided that window needed to be covered up a.s.a.p.

Since it is an odd shaped window, I didn’t want to try to put a curtain to cover it.  Instead, I got some self-adhesive window film with a “lace” pattern to it.  The film would be really easy to use if using on a standard sized window, but it was a little trickier with the door window.

I started by using a piece of plain printer paper to trace an outline of one of the glass panels.  I had to make more than one template since they are actually not all the exact same shape.  Then I cut out the film, sprayed the glass with water, placed the film over the glass, and spread it on with a squeegee.  It took a little while to get it perfect (and I ended up doing a little bit of extra trimming), but I am so happy with the end result!  Now I don’t have to worry about anyone looking in that window. 🙂

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