I finally fixed it! It took me a little while to finally get this one done, mostly because some other life and work projects took precedence. Although it seems simple on the surface, it requires measuring and finesse, two things I'm not very good at. Plus, I was debating whether or not to make it myself (which involves using contact paper), but ultimately decided against it due to time constraints and wanting to devote my precious time to other projects instead.
I ended up purchasing a large roll of one with a cute leaf pattern from Amazon. Instructions came with it, and I more or less followed them. I won't wax poetic on it, because it's fairly basic stuff (ya know, clean the window, measure and cut the film, spray soapy water on it, slap it up there, squeegee it, and BAM you're done).
However, some tips I'd suggest if you're thinking about attempting something like this in your own home:
- Order twice the amount you think you'll need. We're human and make mistakes (or maybe I'm just more mistake-prone than the average DIYer), so having some extra wiggle room in case you cut too much off will be a lifesaver.
- If you don't have one already, buy a small spray bottle. You'll need one to apply the soapy water that makes the clings stick to the window. I had one laying around that I used to use for my hair, so it was easy to re-purpose for this. They're about a dollar at Walgreens or Target.
- Get a second opinion halfway through the process. It can be as simple as "Honey, how's this looking so far?" That simple question led Brian to admit that the window cling on the bottom window was against the grain (the first two were vertical, and I cut the last one I cut horizontally for some odd reason), so that bit of feedback helped keep things consistent. Would I have noticed it on my own? Yeah, probably, but likely not until after I cleaned up and put everything away.
Here's the view from the inside, which really isn't all that great because it was too backlit. But hopefully you at least get the general gist of it.
Here's another photo, a bit more up close and personal. See what I mean about the vertical grain? Husbands do come in handy every now and then. ;)
And here's the view from outside:
And here's the whole kit 'n kiboodle - although you can't really make out the window clings, I swear they're there!
Let me tell ya, it's sooooooo nice to not have to worry about people peeking in through that window any longer. Huge load off my shoulders, that's for damn sure!
Anyone else attach a window cling lately? Any other tips/tricks to share?
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