Window solution- help!!

I have a window in my kitchen which cannot be washed on the outside (long story involving an A/C and 4th Floor) I have a nin nac shelf mounted in the window how can I put something on the window to disguise the dirty outside but still allow the light to stream in. Is their backs film I could apply, curtains are not the answer. HELP!!

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  • 2dogal 2dogal on Aug 07, 2017
    You can buy rolls of plastic film that have various designs on them. The designs range from stained glass patterns to antique glass. Look in Home Depot or Lowe's for them.

  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Aug 07, 2017
    If you have an A/C in the window, or Central A/C. Your on the 4th floor, and it's not clear to me. If you have a window A/C, or do you have a built-in A/C. If you want to put something on the window, try a craft store, and get a window film with a stained glass effect. It will let some light in, but not show the dirt out side the window. Good Luck!

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Aug 07, 2017
    Yes , you can buy a contact paper like film at home depot that looks like frosted glass or stained glass, etc. They have several different types of patterns . We have it on our bathroom windows and the glass on our front door . It provides privacy and lets in a great deal of light. It should work for you too.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 07, 2017
    Home depot sells privacy film in rolls with assorted patterns

  • Vonnieschmitt Vonnieschmitt on Aug 07, 2017
    I use a hose end sprayer with Dawn dish soap.

    • Ras25497888 Ras25497888 on Aug 07, 2017
      Thank you. If I could wash the window I would. I live in Manhattan on the 4th floor. No hose available. New York windows are particularly hard to keep clean.
      plenty of Dawn, no hose 4th floor.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Aug 07, 2017
    You can buy really nice window film at Lowes and Home Depot.

  • Cassandra baker Cassandra baker on Aug 07, 2017
    there several contact papers that can be used to apply directly to windows. they have beautiful 'stained' glass look and others designed especially to allow light in. try Amazon.

  • Sandi Blair Sandi Blair on Aug 07, 2017
    Cover the window with translucent contact paper. You can do the whole window or cut out smaller squares and apply them with spaces between them. I did 4 squares in each pane in my upstairs bathroom for a bit more privacy. You still get light but the view is blocked.

  • Jodie Woods Jodie Woods on Aug 07, 2017
    There are cling films that allow the light in. They're easy to put up and take down for cleaning and they come in lots of patterns.

  • Ras25497888 Ras25497888 on Aug 07, 2017
    Wow! Great ideas, thanks so much.

  • Karen Rogers Karen Rogers on Aug 11, 2017
    they have lots of film that lets in lite put can't see out.try a Home Depot or lowes.