In my She Shed I have a French door that leads to an unfinished part of the shed where we keep our lawn mower and extra wood. It’s not pretty so I’ve been brainstorming ways to create privacy between the two spaces. I thought it would be fun to add color! So here’s my rainbow DIY frosted glass project!
Years ago, Emily Henderson added this faux stained look to her studio. Ever since then, it’s been on my DIY bucket list. That’s totally a real thing and mine is very long, lol!
Here’s the door- you can tell that although the door is cute, the view isn’t. I used to have a shower curtain hanging in this space, but in the winter we added this door. It was finally time for it’s upgrade!
rainbow diy frosted glass
Above, is how I started with my window film. Can you see all those bubbles?! Eek! Not cute. I ended up taking those off after I figured out how to install it correctly. Sometimes failure is the best way to learn! But you can skip that with these steps.
Start by cleaning the window or glass door really well. Then, soak the window again with Windex. Instead of Windex, you can also try to soapy water or baby shampoo. Make sure the entire window is wet.
Then, spray the vinyl window frosting again. I know it seems like a lot, but this will ensure there’s no bubbles! Use a squeegee to adhere the vinyl and push the Windex out. It might be helpful to have a paper towel or rag nearby since the Windex will seep out the bottom.
Next, use scissors to trim off the excess window tint at the bottom. Another thing you could do is cut the tint to the perfect size before adhering it to the window. My door is super old and it’s not perfectly straight so I was worried about cutting it the right size. If your door is more uniform, it might be better to pre cut the pieces.
And now, trim the window frosting to size. To do that, I used a credit card and an exacto knife. This little knife came with my window tint pieces and is SUPER sharp. I might have cut myself a few times- so watch out for that!
Press the credit card against the window film and them slide the razor on top of the credit card to trim it to size. The trickiest part is the corners. Take your time and work the knife into the corner and gently remove the excess vinyl.
Here is the door all finished! I took these pictures in the middle of a rain storm, the she shed was so cozy! But it was a little dark. I’m hoping in the sunlight these will be a little lighter.
Even though it’s a little dark in these pictures, I do think it’s a fun pop of color! Another great thing about it is that it’s a damage free way to add some color in a space! This would be a great project for an office or a rental home because it can easily come off!
It took me about 10 minutes per window pane to apply. Plan on around 2-3 hours for this project.
Is this rainbow diy frosted glass something you’d try? Or just stick with one color?
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