You Can Create Your Own Privacy Window With Corn Starch & Lace! See How...


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Privacy is something people value a lot and or corporations (or governments) seem to invade in various ways. Maybe each of us can’t completely have a normal urban life with total privacy, but there are methods you could use in your own home to raise the level of privacy. Oh yeah, and in the process manage to improve the decor of the home.

With the help of this DIY tutorial you can create an impressive pattern on the lower half of your windows. Discourage snooping eyes with a simple decorating trick. The list of materials required in the whole DIY project is kind of short. The time needed for succeeding in such a handmade mini-adventure is also kept to a short. Discover how you can achieve the same result as the one in the photo. The resulting pattern should benefit the entire interior design as well as your need for a little more privacy.

"I got home from work one day and mixed up the starch jelly. I ended up mixing 2 tablespoons corn flour (that’s cornstarch across the pond) with about an equal amount of cold water, then mixing that in about a cup and a half of boiling water from the kettle."

"I painted a thick layer of gloop on to the window pane."

I cut out a rectangle of lace using a template I’d made earlier. I didn’t iron it first but the one piece I had where there was a crease was the hardest to apply so do iron your fabric if it’s creased at all. Then I applied another thick layer on top, being sure to get it right into all the corners. I tried working top to bottom, center to corners and a few different ways, but there wasn’t a noticeable difference in ease or result. I did notice that there were sometimes brush marks if I did it too regimented so I ended up going for random patterns of brush strokes. The best thing about using lace (with holes in) is that there are automatically not air pockets so you don’t have to both squeegeeing them out, which is good because I’m really bad at that sort of thing. The other good thing about lace is it’s very forgiving. On one pane, I ended up with a gap in one place, I just cut a small strip and starch-glued it over the top. I can’t even tell where it was now!” Oh my goodness, this was the quickest, easiest, cheapest project ever but I’m 100% in love with the results.

via AnabelVita

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