Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Window (and a Red Door)

Even though our last move was on short notice, we ended up in a really great house in a family-friendly neighborhood. (Increased safety! Hooray!) We have a fireplace, a garage, and more square footage than we know what to do with. The cozy space gets plenty of natural light – something beloved cabin lacked. Packing and moving can be a pain, but I always love unpacking. I enjoy the process of rearranging furniture and envisioning our changing decorations with each season and holiday. The proverbial “clean slate” always feels good, doesn’t it?

The first time we saw the house, one thing pulled at my heart immediately. The front door is red! I only ever see when pulling in and out of the garage, but boy, oh, boy! It makes me smile every time. For the sake of privacy, we wanted to cover the small window beside it, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do: Decorative window film to match the red door! S was not sold on the stained glass design, but… he decided to let me win that battle. It’s only temporary, after all. :)

After 75 minutes of very careful measuring, trimming, spraying, and squeegee-ing… ta-da! I’m kind of in love with it. (Thanks for appeasing my inner Old Lady, honey!)

Supplies from Home Depot:

I am by no means an experienced DIY-er, but I'm pretty proud of this little project! When we move out, all I have to do it peel it off and wipe down the window. Easy. I like that!

** This post is not sponsored by Home Depot, but I do highly recommend their window film.


Charisma said...

It looks fantastic! Great job! I didn't even know this was a possibility. I might have to try this as well!

Darby Hawley said...

Oh that red door is fabulous! That would make me smile every day too :-)
I love how you made the window your own too; so crafty!

Emily @ Emmy June said...

That looks awesome!