Monday, April 2, 2012

Weekend project: front door

Our neighbors know exactly what we’re doing on any given evening. Fortunately for us, I don’t think they care much, but I don’t like the feeling I live in a fishbowl.

Our street has heavy traffic and our front door is mostly glass (see picture below). I have searched home design websites for months to find a remedy for our front door privacy issue with no success.
A couple weeks ago, I came across some pretty window film. It allows light in and is a great solution for the windows on either side of the door. It would also look amazing on interior doors (our office is a perfect example – we could close the double doors and hide our paperwork and mess).

I spent Friday applying the window film. I followed the instructions and it went pretty smoothly. The most difficult part was removing glue residue from the glass leftover from construction. 

I am still looking for a solution for the door. I spent Saturday sewing a doubled-sided roman shade, but am not convinced that is the best solution. I wanted a cordless shade of some sort, but the cordless shades I've seen have a depth greater than three inches, so it wouldn't fit behind the door handle. I am, however, very happy with the window film. What other solutions have you seen? 

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