Written on March 4, 2011
Hello, Chicago! It’s way too early for most of you to be up but I have a backlog of projects to share with you! For starts I want to share a sneak peak of how I finally chose to dress our front windows.
Above is a photograph of our windows in progress during last summer as you can see the sun, warmth and green outside which is entirely lacking in the beginning of March. It took me a long time to finally come up with a privacy solution for our living room as it had to fulfill the following criteria:
- Fit the architecture of the windows
- Clean and minimal style
- Easy to clean
- Provide privacy and at the same time allow the natural light to pour in
- Be affordable (Custom shades are ridiculously expensive! A simple shade from Home Depot or the Shade Store will cost me $150 and up, each.)
- Easy to make and/or install myself.
Yes, that’s frosted window film you see there and it’s not just for bathrooms.
I don’t have a great overall image of the finished windows but this is a close up of what it looked like after Thundersnow Chicago 2011.