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Topic: There's an octopus in my shower! Faux stained glass privacy window.  (Read 2159 times)
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« on: June 25, 2012 05:43:02 PM »

The bathroom in our new house has a big window in the shower... unless I wanted to put on a free peep show, it needed some help.

Clear Contact Paper + Sharpies = The Solution:

This is what it looks like if you open it. No! He's getting closer! AHHHH!

Here's the window before:

The panels of contact paper before I put them on the window. Taping it to a door overnight helped flatten the Contact paper out so it didn't curl up on itself when I peeled the backing off:

Some more tips:
Sharpies are cool for a stained glass effect, since they show up fairly transparent. For a different effect, try paint markers, which would be more opaque.
If you make a mistake, you can erase most of the Sharpie ink with rubbing alcohol.

There are more details in my blog here: http://whatthecraft.com/how-to-frost-a-window-with-contact-paper-photo-tutorial/

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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2012 06:02:46 PM »

That's a creative solution, nice!

« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2012 08:57:11 PM »

This is such a cool idea.

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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012 09:27:21 PM »

That is a wicked idea, I will be keeping this in mind as we are buying a house soon.
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