In order to make our personal deadline for the kitchen of April 13th, we kicked it in high gear this weekend. Our countertops are ordered (we’ll share those details soon) and we checked a few other projects off this weekend that we’re anxious to share with you this week.
When we updated our pantry door to one with glass panes, it definitely added an openness and contemporary feel to the kitchen–but, the chic and sleek factor got cut short when you could see the box of cheerios (in the box–not a beautiful, clear glass canister) through the clear glass. So this weekend, I finally got around to frosting all of those windows.
I used this Etched Glass Window Film. It comes in a huge roll, so we have lots of leftovers that we plan on using in our places in our home–like the big picture window in our shower. Yeeahhh. Here’s how the process breaks down:
1. My first pane, I put a slightly larger piece of film up to the window with the plan to trim it down to just the right size. That method didn’t work for me. I couldn’t get a clean cut in the corners. So, I scrapped that piece (and plan) and carefully and accurately measured the film for each pane and cut them to size.
2. I sprayed each pane with a solution of cold water mixed with a few drops of dish soap, per instructions. I learned applying it liberally gives the best results–just keep paper towels handy.
3. I lined up the top edges of the film with each window and smoothed it down. Lastly, I used my old card to push out any air bubbles. Because the film was already cut to size, the air bubbles smoothed out without hesitation.
The whole task took me about an hour, with the biggest chunk of time taken to measure and cut each film to size. Using the film on the inside of the door drove the etched glass look home and the result restored the sleekness we were going for. And yes, Greta’s back to hiding out in there snacking away almost unseen. I guess you can’t win them all. ;)