the before - it's the door to the back yard that is in my dining room. the curtain just wasn't working for me. always fell off. and was pretty ugly. i've been looking for a solution for a while now.
enter pinterest. i found the idea here and LOVED it.
enter jasey. she makes me do things. i like being lazy and i'm not allowed that this week. she's kept me BUSY!!! but it's all been so good and has made a huge difference in my house.
we started with these supplies. contact paper (the clear-ish kind). scissors. the blog i linked above had a link to another blog where they found the idea. unfortunately, at this time, i'm unable to go to the original blog and link that one, but they posted a template that worked perfectly. the design fits my style right now perfectly too! so, i printed the template, then cut it out of cardboard so i'd have something better to trace. oh, and of course you'll need an orange sharpie. yes, it's necessary.
i started tracing and jasey did this ...
i certainly did put her to work. she did most of the cutting out, while i stuck the shapes to the window. we traced and cut out forever and, with 7 kids in the house, this project took us forever to finish. several hours it seems. we were about 4.5 hours behind our deadline, but we eventually got it done. and i LOVE LOVE LOVE it. here's the big reveal ....
whatdya think? there are some bubbles. but you can't really see them unless you are up close. we don't have backyard neighbors, but i still don't like people peeping in. this doesn't prevent that, but it helps a lot. and ... it's CUTE. which is what i always go for.
OH WAIT ... the very best part, other than it being AMAZING ... was that it was FREE!!! i already had a huge roll of contact paper for art projects, so i didn't have to buy a single thing to totally transform an entire door. can't beat that!