So we had a little problem.
This window, which lets in much needed light, is very poor for privacy. I never could decide on a window treatment. Plus, my budget at this time in our life is a big fat ZERO. I kept trying to think of what I could do for free......what do I have around the house that could work??? What could give us some much needed privacy, but still let in the light. If we could cut down some of the Florida heat coming in with this south facing window,
that would be a bonus.
Pinterest to the rescue. I saw this idea over at Annabel Vita where she 'liquid starched' lace to her window.
Boom! That will work.
(The bottom half is a very old piece of vintage lace curtain...so pretty)
I can make my own starch.
FREE, sort of, or FREE enough!
I used this recipe for my liquid starch. Took only a few minutes. Let it cool before you paint windows with simmering glue gravy. :)
Here is a before:
I didn't take any pictures of the process, as I was covered in liquid starch,
but below are pictures of the results.
I followed Annabel Vita's easy tutorial and here are my tips from my experience.
- Clean your window first, removing any dust.
- It would help if you have an extra set of hands. I was by myself and it took patients and upper body strength.
- Don't be sparse with your liquid starch application. I used generous amounts. It dried rather quickly, so you have to keep it wet, or it won't stick.
- The whole process took about 2 hours.
- It's been up a few weeks now. No problems and it still looks good.
- I haven't tried, but I'm pretty sure it could be removed with water and a scraper. At least I hope it will.
I went outside at night to see how much more, if any, privacy we had. Nice! That will work. Good enough.
You can't see up the stairs or the hallway any more.
PERFECT!!! Success! Thank you Annabel Vita!
Lee Lee the Cowdog says hello!
Hope this post inspires you to creatively solve an issue
when money is tight. :)
Use what you have and don't be afraid to take risks.
“Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.”
Be Blessed and be a Blessing.