how can I cover those skinny door windows?

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  1. Philip_G

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    any of you have those? next to my front door is a series of skinny windows from the floor all the way up to the top of the door, something like 8" wide.
    I need to find a way to cover these, with a sheer or something because they look in directly at my equipment rack.

    A custom sheer for a window that size at the online place I ordered the rest of my blinds from would be something like 50 bucks, I can't pay that for a bit of fabric 8" x 54"
     
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    Philip,

    I'm not sure how it's called in the US (or even if it's available at all, but I guess it is): you could cover the glass with a sort of plastic foil to make it look exactly like frosted glass. I suppose it's available at places where they sell construction materials. Can't be very expensive.

    You may even want to cover it only to a certain height (make sure you cut the upper edges straight!)

    Cees
     
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    Go to home depot, they have the sheers ready made in any color, about $8. Then you buy two spring-loaded rods, about the width of the window, one for the top, one for the bottom, they are about $5 per pair.
     
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    If that doesn't work spray paint them black, very cheap.
     
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    I got the cheap sheers at Home Depot along with a couple of magnetic mini curtain rods that didn't even need installation or measuring. Very easy, very cheap, and handy when it comes time to wash the sheers.

    Regards,

    Joe
     
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    Philip, check out HD again, in the paint & decorating area. Last time I was there, they had a product that was basically a stick-on film, that resembled frosted glass. It's exactly for this sort of thing. (I was also looking for something to cover the side-light window next to my door...ended up having a custom blind made.)
     
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    Tony,

    Great! That was the stuff I was referring to (post #2). I wasn't sure (until your post [​IMG] ) if it is available in the US, but I used it once myself here.
    Inexpensive, effect is beautiful.

    Cees
     
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    you could also install some mini-blinds from home depot. they'll custom-cut them to whatever width you need.

    i did my girlfriend's old townhome - they were inexpensive, durable and easy to install.
     
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    Phillip,

    You could try something like this
    http://www.gilafilms.com/home/frosted.html

    Window films that you can apply yourself or frosted spray paint would be two inexpensive and easy things to try.

    Good Luck,
    Brian
     
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    I think Brian just linked to the stuff that Cees and I are talking about. Not sure if that's the same brand... but it's the same idea. [​IMG]
     
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    I'll check it out, thanks [​IMG]
     
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    Winter/Christmas is almost here, go get you some snow-in-a-can and put it off til January. [​IMG]
     
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    I got some tint, kind of spendy at about 30 bucks for everything but it looks OK and serves it's purpose, thanks!
     
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