Workshop Window Film with the Farmhouse Hens Decorate

Feb 03 2019
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Unique “window treatments” with inexpensive window film. I literally spent an hour sitting on the floor of this workshop with my back against the wall just staring at the east window trying to figure out what the heck I was going to do. Curtains were totally out of the question – I would be cleaning them constantly or they would have a permanent fuzzy look from saw dust. I had almost resigned myself to some kind of “washable” blind but that sounded like a terrible idea too.

I have very few window treatments in my entire home. For real, I’ve only purchased curtains (or anything for a window) for in my guest bedroom, the other curtains are only here and hung up because I already had them.

Its not that I don’t like my privacy (I do!!) but I don’t have neighbors to see in my windows and the side of my house that is on the road is protected by a privacy fence.

Besides that I have a home that gets very little natural light because of major tree cover around it. I love my trees and its great in the summer time because my house stays cool, but I will always wish I had more sunlight streaming in.

So, window treatments make little to no sense for me except when it comes to my new workshop. My workshop is on the ground floor and, unlike my guest bedroom, one of its windows is not in my privacy fenced yard but right on my driveway and can be seen from the road so I felt like I needed something.

Finally, I had an idea.

I went on Amazon a couple of months ago searching for a solution for my glass cabinet doors in my kitchen. I absolutely love them but I really don’t own enough pretty stuff to put behind them lol.

So I did some searching for glass window film and hit the jackpot!

I love it because it creates privacy but it also doesn’t require any glue and is totally removable. (What a great solution for renters.)

This is the window film I ended up purchasing.

Removable Window film, creating unconventional windows treatments for my workshop that lets me open the windows and lets light in totallyRemovable Window film, creating unconventional windows treatments for my workshop that lets me open the windows and lets light in totallyRemovable Window film, creating unconventional windows treatments for my workshop that lets me open the windows and lets light in totally

Unlike the instructions I did not cut the film perfectly to size first. Instead, I cut it a little big, removed the backing a little at a time slowly as I worked it over the window and then cut it to size with an exacto knife.

(I used a credit card as I went to help me get it really smooth.)

All in, I am happy with my choice for in here. I can wipe it down, it doesn’t interfere with the windows opening or closing, it still lets a lot of light in and I think its rather pretty!

Moving on guys, just one more post before I can finally call my workshop FINISHED. Can’t wait to show you the lights I made next week!

Make sure and check out the other window projects from the rest of the Farmhouse Hens!

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8 Comments

  1. February 3, 2019 at 11:41 am

    This looks like a fantastic product Tarah. We have a large upstairs window in our bathroom that I love but have to keep closed because it faces the main street. This would work, I could at least test it and if I had to keep the blind semi-open.

    So much better than no light!

    • February 4, 2019 at 10:55 am

      Thanks Leanna, yep I’m just thrilled with it and there are and incredible amount of different options too! Even one that actually looks just a blind closed from outside!

  2. February 3, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Wow! I had no idea they had such a thing! I love this idea-especially for a window where curtains are not possible. Great idea! Pinned!

    • February 4, 2019 at 10:55 am

      Thanks Michelle, have a great week!

  3. MrsSW
    February 3, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Very nice, Tarah – looks like a good solution.

    I’ve been wanting to put film on the sidelight by the front door but hubs says no because we need to see who’s on the porch before we open the door. On your worktable the film looks see through but on the window it doesn’t. Could you identify a person standing on the other side?

    Also, which pattern is that? Amazon must have hundreds!

    Thanks,
    Sheila

    • February 4, 2019 at 10:57 am

      Hi Sheila, yes I think you definitely could see and probably identify someone depending on the time of day. If the sun hits this window film direct it is much harder to see through. I was actually considering another type of film that is basically a one way mirror so I could see out entirely but no one could see in. That might be a better solution for you. I love that they’re not permanent too so, if at any point I don’t like these anymore they peal right off!

  4. February 6, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    What a clever idea. I like that you can get plenty of sunlight and very easy to clean. Happy Crafting, Kippi #kippiathome

    • February 6, 2019 at 3:02 pm

      Thanks Kippi, have a great weekend!

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