Friday, February 12, 2010

Kitchen Window Treatment

My painted kitchen cabinet test area over the sink is done so I was finally able to cover the window! I'm really excited because this is what I see when I look out that window:


Yeah, that's the door to my neighbor's house. Being only four feet apart is one of the joys of living in the city. It was a little awkward when I was filling up my water glass and some random guy walked out of that door at the exact same time! So for the window treatment I decided to go with faux frosted glass with a scroll design. This lets in all of the light while still giving us privacy.


It's called Etched Lace by Light Effects. It's a bit pricey at $25 for a 24" x 36" sheet but it was totally worth it. I was expecting it to be like contact paper but it is actually a window cling which is really nice because you can peel it off and put it back on if you do it wrong or decide you don't want it there.

Now that I have figured out what painting method works to keep the wood stain from showing through, I am going to tackle the rest of the cabinets next week. Altogether it takes six coats of primer and paint so this is going to be a very long project. Oh, and did I mention I have a LOT of cabinets?



This is going to take FOREVER!!!

1 comment:

pk @ Room Remix said...

I've got "faux" frosted glass on my list of posts to do, so I'll keep yours in mind. I like the way it turned out. Thanks for the source! Best of luck on your kitchen cabinets. A lot of work, but it will be well worth it. Hope you have a great weekend.