How can I make my clear glass front door less "open"?

by Mary
I would rather not use curtains but I would like to make my front door less clear. Any ideas?
  15 answers
  • Tracy Hudson Tracy Hudson on Jul 08, 2015
    I've used window film to "frost" a bathroom window. Check Home Depot or Lowes. Rust-Oleum makes a frosted glass spray paint, although I've never used it.
  • B. Enne B. Enne on Jul 08, 2015
    Like @Tracy Hudson ,I have static cling (non-adhesive) film on my side door (works very well) and some windows too. It holds up quite well as long as the humidity isn't super high (I have one corner on one window, that doesn't like to stick.
  • Valerie Valerie on Jul 08, 2015
    You can buy frosted glass spray 'paint'. It is available in colors such as sea green.
  • Tonia Tonia on Jul 08, 2015
    Home Depot sells window clings that look like etched glass. They run about $20.
  • Vicki Vicki on Jul 08, 2015
    stained glass option aswell as the film..or security door they come in allsorts of pattens
  • Janis Janis on Jul 09, 2015
    I used the window film as well. Got it at Walmart. Very inexpensive, can easily be removed, so it's not permanent. Lets all the light in, but provides privacy.
  • Sml Sml on Jul 09, 2015
    There's only a small window in my front door that I was able to 'enhance' using stained glass paint from my local hobby shop. Found a pattern on the internet and was able to make it work!
  • Susan Susan on Jul 09, 2015
    My husband and I also used one of the window clings from Home Depot. You can cut them to the shape you like and they stay on with just water. Ours has been up several years and we've never had a problem.
  • Lainey Howell Lainey Howell on Jul 09, 2015
    A screen door will provide a modicum of privacy. Even more if it has decorative scrolling.
  • Martha Anne Horning Martha Anne Horning on Jul 09, 2015
    I put the window cling over a full glass door that opens onto my patio. It is great, doesn't block the light completely but gives you the privacy you want. It has been in place for 8 years and everyone thinks it is the glass. Very easy to apply and has stayed great!
  • Martha Felgar Martha Felgar on Jul 10, 2015
    You can stencil on the glass with white paint and when you want to change it just take it off. You can do an all around border or an all over open pattern.
  • Janie Janie on Jul 11, 2015
    Go to a glass company & get some window tinting.
  • Jwz1785668 Jwz1785668 on Aug 24, 2015
    You can purchase paints to do stained glass and can frost it. It's simple, I did my daughters.
  • Betty Johnson Betty Johnson on Oct 14, 2015
    There are a few things you can do to the window. Stenciling can help, so can window tinting. If your front door gets any kind of direct sunlight, the tinting might be a better option. It insulates your home from the excess heat. ;