Friday, January 17, 2014

Make Your Own Window Screen

We happen to live right on the main road and our bedroom looks out over a parking lot. Makes for a lot of closed curtains, even during the day! Which means a lot less light. That is something I just can't tolerate... especially this time of year. So, I had read somewhere (years ago) of a way to make opaque window screens with contact paper and window cleaner.

See what I mean? Not enough light. 

Add a screen...

I was lucky enough to find some contact paper that had some scalloped texture to it, but was still clear. 

So, here's how you do it.

You need: 
Window Cleaner
Contact Paper 
Credit Card

~Take your contact paper and (before peeling off the backing) measure it to fit the window. 
~Spray the window with a lot of cleaner; really soak it. 
~Immediately place the paper, sticky side first, onto the window and slide it into place.
~Use a credit card to smooth out the bubbles in the paper. 

There you go!
This removes easily, even after months of being there!

Ooooo.....also wanted to tell you that I've got a new Valentine in my etsy shop:
It's a Harp Seal holding a heart. 
You've gotta go see him! 

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