We’ve been working hard this fall to get our house ready for the winter. When we moved into our home almost exactly one year ago, the outside was a sweet pea green…really, really ugly kind. The front garden, while well intentioned, was overgrown and something the jungle book could have been based out of, and the house itself was very outdated on the inside. This summer and fall we focused a lot on the outside and getting it repainted and one of the things I really wanted to do was to do something about the front door side windows. They looked straight into and through our house and provided us little to no privacy. So today I want to share with you how to solve that privacy issue just in time for those longer, darker days of winter and how to create a Glass Etched Front Door Side Window to enhance privacy and add a decorative element to your door!
For this project you will need:
Glass Etching Brush
Start by using paper towel and glass cleaner to clean off your glass surface. Viva Brand offers two types of every day towels that work like cloth to stand up to any cleaning job and for this project, you want your glass to be very clean.
After your window is clean, cut your stencil to the size of your window. I ended up using two stencils and cutting each to the size I needed so it was one continuous pattern.
Using stencil adhesive, I stuck my stencil to the window, then started to apply a thick layer of glass etching cream directly onto the glass with a brush. You will want to dab it on in thick globs, then even it over on top.
Once it’s even over top of the glass, let it sit for about 15 minutes, then using an old credit card or straight edge. Wipe off the etching cream and put it back in the bottle (yes, you can reuse it!).
After it’s been etched, immediately use a Viva Brand or Viva Vantage paper towel and some glass cleaner to clean off the remaining etching cream (if you leave any cream on, it will ruin your design).
Stay tuned for other updates on my house and see what we’re up to this winter for finally starting work on the inside!!