Ideas for temporary window blocker?

Barb in Texas
by Barb in Texas
I'm renting a house with a beautiful bay window in my bedroom--straight into the kitchen! It's in the wall between the two rooms, so I need something to totally block the view but will not harm the glass. Would Mod Podge come off after a couple of years? I want to hang curtains on one side, so whatever I do only has to look good from the other side. I'm also considering Gallery Glass murals, but any insight would be great.
  10 answers
  • Chris aka monkey Chris aka monkey on Nov 12, 2014
    @Barb in Texas you can glue paper to a window with starch or mod podge and just getting it really wet will remove it, you can also use fabric xx
  • Katharine S Katharine S on Nov 13, 2014
    Wow that sounds like a funny addition. I'd put in curtains in the windows on the bedroom to fit within the bay or have curtains go around the bay on the kitchen side. Another good idea would to put a curtain rod against the bay in the bedroom and set up the bay area as a "window" display like it's a window in front of a store. Then you could do seasonal or kitchen themed scenes in there.
  • Uceroy Uceroy on Nov 13, 2014
    There's static foil available for glass, in several motifs. If not needed, it's very easy to remove.
  • Dee Dee on Nov 13, 2014
    I have the perfect solution for you! I had the same problem. I ended up buying a 4.50 can of frosted glass spray paint at Wallyworld. It's so perfect, total privacy while letting the light though, it can be removed with a razor blade or acetone. I have double hung casement windows so I sprayed the botton half completely and then I used a fern stencil for the top half and sprayed around that. Perfection! I can see out side but no one can see in. It drys to a beautiful white opaque finish with the fern leaves staying clear. One of the easiet fixes ever and so much fun to play with the stencil design. You can clean up any random areas that you desire to have less paint on with a q-tip and fingernail polish remover, the kind with acetone in it. This really is a no brainer, no experience required!! Try it you'll love it! Good luck to you.
  • Rebecca Rebecca on Nov 13, 2014
    The very easiest fix is to buy a bamboo mat & place it on its side on the bay window shelf. This way you'll still have light coming into the room (above the mat). There are several dimensions available. I have purchased them off Ebay and from World Market. When you move, take it down, roll it up and off you go!
  • Audrey Audrey on Nov 13, 2014
    My daughter had the same privacy problem in her flat. she bought a folding self assembly screen. Check ot Ikea, the Range, Dunhelm etc.
  • Anna @Annabode Anna @Annabode on Nov 14, 2014
    Just put up some privacy film. They sell it at Home Depot or any hardware store. We use it on our bathroom windows.
  • Lee Cunningham Green Lee Cunningham Green on Nov 14, 2014
    You can buy, Window Cling privacy film, it comes in many colors and styles. and it leaves nothing on the window when you take it off it's gone.
  • Rita Wozniak Rita Wozniak on Nov 19, 2014
    Id put in the insulation shinie panels. to give some sound blocking to.. Put curtains up on both sides or just one.. the other side can be blocked off with a piece of wood paneling framed and covered with fabric for what ever time of the season you want. Or put cork on it and use it as a Giant cork board. Hang it with the plastic pull off tapes. from 3 mm.
  • Lana Perry Lana Perry on Dec 14, 2015
    Gallery Glass in Crystal Clear is fantastic product. Super easy to use. Super easy to clean up. And, it can be easily removed if you change your mind later or make a mistake and want to re-do. With the coupons at HL or Michael's, you can cheaply cover a window or door to create more privacy and it takes only minimal time. Good luck!