Contact Paper Window

$5
25 Minutes
Easy

We needed some privacy in our hallway bathroom without giving up natural light. So, my husband and I came up with the idea of using contact paper in a decorative way. You can find the step by step process on our blog, but basically we measured the contact paper and applied it directly on the window. It has now been there over 6 months and still looks the same as it did when it was first applied. I love how it gives us privacy but also allows lots of natural light shine in.

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3 of 4 questions
  • Tina
    on Mar 12, 2017

    how would contact paper work on shower doors?
  • Ron27769235
    on Sep 19, 2017

    Will the contact paper (frosted) block others from seeing into my apartment when the lights are on at night???
    • Pat
      6 days ago

      If you completely cover the lower part of the window, depending of course on how high the window is

  • Karen Deer
    Just now

    Plz let us know about the rice paper! Was wondering if Parchment paper could be glued to windows??

    Would it give the same affect??

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  • Pamela Blunt
    on Dec 24, 2018

    I use rice paper and other handmade papers from art stores. I put them on all of the lower windows of my double hung windows in our bedroom and den. The upper widow lets in plenty of light and the rice paper lets in a soft filtered light. I just use a dab of hot glue in each corner and they have lasted for years. We have two windows in our bathroom to. I used a more opaque paper on the bottom pane and half way up the top pane, creating a design. The paper has leaves integrated into it which match the color of the walls. Occasionally I have to get out the glue gun to redo a corner, but this happens less than once a year. If I want to change the look, the paper is easily removed and a razor blade removes the glue from the glass. Maybe I will take photos and post a turorial! The paper comes in a large size and runs about $3 a sheet.

  • Karen Kay Babineaux
    on Feb 25, 2019

    I'm going to try the lace and cornstarch on my front door Wagonwheel window but might use watered down Elmer's glue for bathroom because of the moisture.

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