Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Little Window Fix


Jason has been working hard in the basement on our wine cellar/storage room.  He has almost everything finished in the room and we'll reveal what it looks like soon.  Today I'm going to show you a quick and easy way we fixed up a basement window.  We can't afford new windows right now but as you can see, we need them badly!  This is what one of our basement windows looked like before.  Pretty much a hot mess.

We live in a city on a small lot, which means that we have neighbors only a few short feet away from our house.  We didn't want any peeping Toms looking in our windows for any reason.  We also didn't think we wanted to put up any window treatments over the windows because natural light isn't exactly in abundance in a basement.  Can you spot our pretty little air conditioner outside the window?

We hoped to solve our problem by using Rust-oleum's Frosted Glass.  The directions said to make sure the surface to be painted was clean and dry.  Jason washed the window and let it dry thoroughly outside.  Then he sprayed three coats of the Frosted Glass over the glass.  He then painted the rest of the window the same white color he used in other areas of the room.

I happen to think it turned out great!  The Frosted Glass gives much needed privacy without sacrificing any natural light.  We have plans to paint the hardware as well, but are enjoying our "like new" window.  We will give the same treatment to the remainder of our basement windows as well.

I hope you all had a wonderful day!  Blessings on the remainder of your week!

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