Need for Privacy

by Kini
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I have French doors off my master bedroom that look out over a public golf course I was in need of privacy but didn't want to block the light. I tried using curtain panels but the got in the way every time I opened and closed the doors.
Before. I saw where you can add fabric to walls using liquid starch. Its not permanent and washes up using soap and water. So why not windows!

Finding liquid starch was a problem. Guess what you can make you own. The formula is 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 2 tablespoons water. Mix and add 1 1/2 cups HOT water.
The after! I used less than 1 yard lace fabric at a cost of $5 per yard. The cornstarch was a $1.

1st I cut the fabric to fit the panels. 2nd mixed up my starch mixture. Use a brush to paint starch on window be generous. Then lay on your fabric. Then add more starch on top of fabric with brush. Use a credit card, fingers to position. Let dry!

The 2 tablespoons of corn starch will dry clear. I used 4 tablespoons of cornstarch and my Windows are more opaque.

I left the top and bottoms panes alone for a reason. This way my dog and I can still look out. I love the look! It reminds me of the old dressing screens you see in the movies!
Give it a try! It's fun, easy and priced right!
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  • Andrea Hansen-Alexander Andrea Hansen-Alexander on Jul 26, 2017

    I live in high humidity - Trinidad & Tobago - would the starch get moist in the high humidity? Inside the house is generally 75% humidity reading (no air conditioning), but do have lots of fans. I'm worried that if I did this it would just slide off the windows...into a pile of mess on the floors. Any ideas, people? Thanks.

  • Amy Amy on Aug 21, 2017

    how easy is it to remove?

  • Kimber Anne Phelps Kimber Anne Phelps on Nov 08, 2018

    I wonder how this would hold up in a steamy bathroom?

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