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« on: November 23, 2007 10:05:49 AM »

I found this idea for bubble wrap as the "poor man's stained glass" in the ReadyMade blog archives a while back:
(http://readymademag.com/blog/2007/08/30/a-poor-mans-stained-glass/)
 I thought I'd share this idea, along with my personal results.

The bubble wrap seems to be good for two things:
1)  some privacy while still letting in the light: the stained glass effect is good for my street-facing fishbowl of a room, where the bay windows and moulding make curtains nearly impossible, but the pull down shades make it way too dark in the day time.
2) a little bit of insulation: these are single-pained windows which let out a lot of heat in the winter. It's not a perfect solution, but it seems to keep the warmth from escaping right away. I bet if I covered the tops of the side windows it would be even better.


The cool part is that all I had to do was cut the bubble wrap to the size of my window panes, spray water on the glass, stick the bubble wrap to the glass and let it dry. It's held up well for a good three weeks now:





I highly recommend the large bubble wrap. I bought a 10-foot roll of the stuff, 2 feet in height, and it cost me about $6 at the UPS store.



( p.s. I thought about adding to this post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=184302.0
but then decided this was really a different topic)
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2007 10:30:27 AM »

Very cool!Those look fantastic!
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2007 10:46:50 AM »

Haha.  That's brilliant!
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2007 07:35:51 PM »

Someone here on craftster made curtains with these before Readymade did it.They edged them with bias tape,looked really great.
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2007 10:38:30 AM »

I think I really like this!  Down here in the south, the sun BEATS on these cheap apartment windows and just lets the cold in...I think I might use this idea along with making my own thicker curtains...thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2007 10:27:22 AM »

Looks good!
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