How can I update these ugly side glass windows next to my door?

Michaela Casey
by Michaela Casey

Hello everyone I have these ugly brownish side glass windows next to my entrance door. I want to make them look nice without investing a lot of money

They are wavy .. meaning not just straight glass

please help

  15 answers
  • Polly Fuller Polly Fuller on Aug 06, 2018

    stencil them

  • Gk Gk on Aug 06, 2018

    Some people would love to have that wavy glass because it provides good privacy! But...I know we all don't like the same things! Is it possible to remove those glass panes by removing the trim around the panes of wavy glass or is it a double pane side unit in an exterior door?

    • Michaela Casey Michaela Casey on Aug 07, 2018

      Yes it is a exterior door and I thought doing that but I’m renovating this whole house and just want a easy fix I guess

  • Sal3170064 Sal3170064 on Aug 07, 2018

    How about painting the doors, I would choose white. You could also use glass paints to colour the glass. Look on Pinterest for ideas.

  • Krafty Mrs.K Krafty Mrs.K on Aug 07, 2018

    Could you get energy tax credits for replacing with insulated double pane sidelights? I want those with miniblinds in between the glas.

    If you got clear frosted glass you could get privacy and more light.

    If you could find a inexpensive glass replacement of just clear glass, you could add your own decorative way to obscure the glass. It could be a spray on frosting or film that has a pattern.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 07, 2018

    Hi there,

    I would use Clings every time, because if you get fed-up with them you just peel them off and put on new!

  • Joanie Joanie on Aug 07, 2018

    I like the glass just the way it is.......alot of privacy!! If they were plain panes,,,,,I would add stained glass decor. I say, leave well enough alone......these glass frames are gorgeous.

  • Karissa Karissa on Aug 07, 2018

    Aquarium glass use clear silicone to attach them to the glass

  • Thelma Thelma on Aug 07, 2018

    Paint the glass the color of the walls to help brighten up the door.

    • Michaela Casey Michaela Casey on Aug 07, 2018

      Thank you for this idea but my door is mid entry and it’s already dark in the hallway. The door will be painted white soon.

  • Thelma Thelma on Aug 08, 2018

    Since the door will soon be painted white, I would paint a design - such as a rose - on the glass. Just get a stencil of whatever flower is your favorite and use it to 'redesign' the window. It will change the whole look of the door!

  • Diane DelVecchio Diane DelVecchio on Dec 13, 2021

    This glass is on trend right now. I know it's a few years after you posed the question.

  • Janice Janice on Dec 31, 2021

    You could paint each rectangula glass piece a different color using lass would provide a "modern" vibe as the entry to your home. If yours

    isn't a modern style, you could use glass paint to stencil a design on the glass.

    Since this is an older post, it would be great if you'd share what you decided to do....a pic?

  • Mogie Mogie on Oct 22, 2023

    Cheap fix would be curtains to cover them up. That way when you wanted you could still open them to let some light in.

  • Cover them with sheers or lace panels.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Dec 16, 2023

    You could use small tension rods and put in mini curtains.

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 16, 2023

    You could add a shade or curtain of some sort. That way you can open them to let some natural light in.