Like many of our faithful readers, Annabel loves to find creative and crafty solutions to problems in her home. Her bedroom in the UK was fitted with shutters, but she wanted to take advantage of the beautiful light that floods in each morning while still maintaining her privacy. She had used traditional frosted window film before but found it to be “rather a pain” and also boring. That’s when Annabel found the most simple and gorgeous alternative — lace!
First, Annabel picked out a lovely, feminine scallop-edge lace. Then, she mixed up the magic “starch jelly” that would act as the perfect adhesive, which is comprised of cornstarch, cold water, and boiling water. In less than an hour, Annabel created the most elegant solution that would bring more privacy to her glass windows. Lucky for us, she documented the DIY project on her blog for all to see.
“This was the quickest, easiest, cheapest project ever but I’m 100 percent in love with the results,” she says. “You know those little upgrades that just make your life both better and prettier? This is one of those for our bedroom.”
Scroll down to check out this awesome lace window treatment for yourself…
Annabel painted a thick layer of “starch jelly” onto the window pane. This jelly is made of two tablespoons of cornstarch with an equal amount of cold water, then a cup and a half of boiling water.
She then cut out a rectangle piece of lace, making sure there were no creases.
Annabel applied another thick layer of jelly on top, making sure to cover all the corners and use random patterns of brush strokes.
The best thing about using lace is that there are no air pockets — and if there’s a gap, Annabel says you can simply cut a small strip and starch-glue it over top.
In less than an hour, Annabel created an elegant way to bring more privacy to her personal space. And if you ever want to remove the lace, simply wash the windows with warm water.
Cheap, simple, stunning… just the way a DIY project should be.
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