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A Beautiful Solution To An Ugly View

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I needed a solution to an ugly view. The window you see below is the window I see when I walk through the door of my master bathroom. It’s directly opposite the door and above a soaking tub. Not much to look at, agreed?

The problem isn’t the window itself. I’ve nothing against it. But the view of my neighbor’s brick house is an ugly view. It’s so ugly, I haven’t wanted to dress the window for fear of making it a focal point that would draw even more attention to the house that is justthisclose to us.

If I covered it completely with a shade, I’d lose the only source of natural light in the room. So I’ve ignored the window and been looking at the brick. Until last week. Last week I discovered Artscape Window Film * and it is the perfect solution!

See The Solution!

I chose a pattern (New Leaf) that had lots of clear space so it wouldn’t block out too much light like some of the heavier patterns would.

I also liked the pattern because the clear space has swirled glass texture. Many of the patterns look flat. This one has the most “authentic” glass look. What do you think?

I think it’s SO beautiful. And easy to put up! It’s basically a giant sticker you cut to approximate size. Spray the window with water, peel the backing off the film, apply the film to the window, trim with a utility knife, and squeegee out any air bubbles. Presto!

What I didn't expect was the extent to which it would transform the windows into works of art. Click To TweetWhat I didn’t expect was the extent to which it would transform the windows into works of art. I expected this solution would eliminate the brick house view. What I didn’t expect was the extent to which it would transform the windows into works of art. I just love coming in my bathroom now!

Just one little problem. Not many people come in our master bathroom. So I bought another role of film and used it on a small stairwell window visible to anyone who comes in our front door.

I have to stop myself or my house will look like a cathedral.

If you think this could be a solution to an ugly view problem you have, or if you just want to turn a window into a piece of art, you can find this Artscape pattern here. *

*This is an affiliate link. I receive a small commission for purchases made through this link. This is a product I purchased myself, use, and enthusiastically recommend.

 

 

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