Sunday, November 24, 2013

cheap and easy [temporary] privacy window covering

Who would have knew how many uses there were for GLAD Press'n Seal??  I've never actually purchased or used this before, but decided to copy a neighbor and use it as a temporary privacy window covering.  We ordered shutters and lucky for us, our order lands over two major holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas) which gets our installation date in early January.  We've got windows EVERYWHERE in our new house and our next door neighbor can see into our living room window, as can the neighbors from the street...

Our shutter company, unfortunately, didn't give us those temporary accordion shades, but some plastic that purely acts as a privacy covering- it prevents people from seeing through however doesn't do much with regards to blocking the sun from shining in.  They only provided them for the bathrooms and master bedrooms [boo].  So much for the other 16 windows in the house...

In comes Press'n Seal!  It's sticky on one side and it easily sticks to the window, making it 'look' etched.  It still lets some light come through and peels off without any sticky residue.  Here's the before and after of the window in our entryway.

And here's the before and after of our door leading to the balcony in the front of the house.  Because the door was so long, I did use painters tape to secure the top and bottom of each, along with the center, just in case it peels off over a month duration.  (I should have cleaned the windows BEFORE I covered them, but I was lazy...)

I'd say that this was the perfect temporary solution to give us the privacy we need.  It covered 3 windows of varying size (the one in the photo being the smallest) and the door- all for under $4!!!!  I feel pretty darn accomplished.

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