How to Add Privacy to French Doors for Only $13

6 Materials
5 Hours

Learn how to find an original and economical way to add privacy to French doors. It will save you lots of money for a beautiful look!

The master bedroom is located in the basement. When we bought the house, French doors with clear glass were already there.

Just a little note before explaining everything : I tried to use what I already had at home because this DIY was made during the $100 Room challenge where my whole master bedroom was made for less than $100.

Therefore, you'll see that my pattern is made of 2 pieces. This is because I only had 8-1/2 x 11 cardstock (letter size). To simplify your life, use a larger size, like the 8-1/2 x 14 (legal size) so you can have a pattern in one piece!

Measure the glass on your doors and make sure that the cut-out pattern (the file you'll find in my library) is the right size. If it's not the case, adjust it in the Cricut design space or other software.

Cut the pattern in the cardstock and place one piece at the time at the bottom of the cardboard box and spray the adhesive.

Apply the pattern on the glass.

Then, use a plastic shower curtain to act as a privacy film. Cut the shower curtain into rectangles that fits each windows.

Again, use the box and spray one piece at a time with the spray adhesive. Press the shower curtain on the glass over the cardstock pattern that you just installed.

This is the final result from the inside of the bedroom.

What I like the most, it's that the view from outside the bedroom is totally different! Check it out :

I know I could have done it with film or spray, but I love the originality of this solution! Don't you?

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  • Peg Peg on Oct 16, 2019

    Could you take these off later if you wanted to?

  • Thelma Little Thelma Little on May 16, 2020

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  • Kim Sobaszek Kim Sobaszek on Jul 28, 2022

    Hello, Neli Design - can I get the name the cut file on your site so I can duplicate this army place. Love it!

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  • Peggy Leonardi Peggy Leonardi on Apr 02, 2021

    Not a question but you don’t have to go through all this, companies make etched papers that cling to glass that come in all designs, colors and patterns. You just cut, dampen and press to the glass. Plus they can be removed when you get tired of the design.

    • Johanne Palange Johanne Palange on Apr 02, 2021

      Yes, you can buy something ready made. But this solution is so inventive, crafty, and so thrifty. It's just a great pleasure for the DIYer in us.

  • Johanne Palange Johanne Palange on Apr 02, 2021

    I love it. I have nowhere to apply it right now, but I will certainly hang on to the idea.