Saturday, January 3, 2009

Gimme Some Frosting!

Don't you just love the effect glass doors have? They divide a space, but still let so much light in!! Only problem: Privacy!! Who wants to have everyone able to see everything going on, on the other side of the door?

Samantha Pynn recently featured a simple solution to this on her show Pure Design and I think it is a super easy, non-permanent solution that I will be tempted to try it in our new house, on our sliding patio doors in lieu of (eeeeeeww) vertical blinds!

Here's how to do it.

Frosting Glass Doors

~frosting (available at your hardware store)
~ painter's tape
~cutting knife
~smoothing tool

How To:

1. Clean glass exeptionally well with vinegar and water making sure to get rid of any sticky bits.

2. Apply a 1 1/2" border of painter's tape to the glass, inside the frame and use it as a guideline as to where to trim your frosting. You do not want it the be right to the frame, as over time, and the different seasons, the frosting will stretch.

3. Use blade to cut your frosting to size. A good tip is to cutthe "outside" of your straight-edge so as not to ruin your piece if you make a cutting mistake.

4. Mist the glass door with a solution of water and dish soap and apply vinyl. This solution will allow you a little bit of wiggle to correctly place your frosting.

5. Starting from the middle, use your Smoothing tool to flatten out the frosting. Working out any bubbles, and excess water.

6. Remove the painter's tape!

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