Awkward Bath window

We had a slider door filled in and now have this window. How do I dress it up?? We want to paint but I need help with this window.
q awkward bath window
This was a slider glass door next to the toilet.
q awkward bath window
  13 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 23, 2017
    Home Improvement stores sell privacy film rthat you can cut to the size of the window and it comes in an assortment of patterns.
  • Chapmanooka Chapmanooka on Mar 23, 2017
    I work and play with stained glass panel.. I made tfour forthe windows in our basement... they aow plenty o flight and color into the rooms especiallin the earlyAM!!!! jsut hunt around for a panel the approximate size fothe window use cup hooks to hang! PURDY!
  • Ellen Gregory Ellen Gregory on Mar 23, 2017
    Yes to the privacy film. It is easy to put on. You spray the window with water with a little dish soap in it. Lay the film on and squeegee the air bubbles out. It now comes in all sorts of patterns and designs. It is even available online at Amazon. Our Home Depot seems to have a better selection than Lowes. The pictures are of my bathroom (stained glass look from Home Depot) and the side window to my front door (Amazon)
    • Karen Karen on Mar 25, 2017
      We have used that before and it works great. The window is so high no one can see in. I don't want to lose light. I'll have to look at that.
  • Sue6899042 Sue6899042 on Mar 24, 2017
    Sue Kingston

  • G.B. Woot G.B. Woot on Mar 24, 2017
    The picture above also shows how you can add molding and frame it out.
    • Karen Karen on Mar 25, 2017
      It's hard to see. Sounds like you framed it out just to add some detail. That's a good idea. Thx.
  • Rynn Rynn on Mar 25, 2017
    How about adding a narrow shelf ( to mimic a window sill) and sit some small items on it to enhance your bath decor? You can select small lightweight items like baskets as necessary for safety. Best wishes!
    • See 1 previous
    • Toolpro Toolpro on Mar 26, 2017
      I can visualize the shelf with colored bottles and vases on it... yep. I like this idea.
  • Karen Dunnam Karen Dunnam on Mar 25, 2017
    For this slider window in my kitchen, I used a lace valance (from a thrift store, yay) and a curtain rod. Hardest part was attaching the rod to the underside of the cabinets.
  • Karen Karen on Mar 25, 2017
    Privacy film and a little shelf may do the job. Just to dress it up. I'm going to be daring and tackle trying to strip and paint the ugly cabinets too. You all may see pics of those! Lol.
    Thank you for the ideas!
  • Pauline Pauline on Mar 26, 2017
    A tension rod inside the framework with a lacy curtain would be cool. Two tension rods, one at the top and one at the bottom would keep the curtain from blowing into the room when the window is open.
  • Karen Karen on Mar 26, 2017
    This is a good idea and also easy.
  • Karen Karen on Mar 26, 2017
    ill keep you posted. We need to stucco the outside wall still so when that is all done and the inside is painted I'll share photos.
  • Elaine Elaine on Mar 26, 2017
    Is your husband (or you) able to make a (fake) frame? What we did with a similar situation was my husband made a second frame that we mounted below the real window. It was basically 3 pieces of wood; one on each side coming down vertically then the bottom piece runs across vertically. Esentially, a rectangle with one side missing. We mounted that on the wall right BELOW the real window. We then bought shutters to fit our new pretend "lower window, and simply kept the shutters closed. Behind the "window" is naturally, the wall. It's hard to describe when typing but you then have a large window that has the "top" (letting in the light) and the bottom is a cafe or shuttered lower half. If you can't find a shutter to fit the width of your faux window, simply mount a rod below your window then hang a cafe curtain (that you keep closed to hide the bare wall). It really mimics the look of a real normal-sized window. Everyone raved about our clever idea! We then did the same thing in our basement - fooling the eye into thinking we had regular windows. I have since moved or I'd take a photo to send you. Maybe I can do a sketch.
  • Elaine Elaine on Mar 26, 2017
    Hi again - I just noticed you don't have a frame on your existing window so if I were you, I'd stick with the cafe curtain idea. I did a VERY loose and quick sketch for you and took a photo. (Forgive the artwork!). I hope this gives you the idea what I am trying to describe.