I hate to admit this but for the sake of this blog I will sacrifice some of my-not-so-likable details about my house (probably won’t be the last time I do either). Our office – which happens to be right off the entry way – is also being used as our guest room. Not ideal but sometimes you gotta do whatcha gotta do. It really isn’t too bad. It is a decent size but as most houses go nowadays the door has a window and for people visiting the last thing they should have to worry about is the rest of the household watching them sleep or getting dressed. Just slightly awkward!
I needed to do something quick, cheap and something that down the road – since I hope the office won’t be a guest room for too long – reversible. At first I bought some window film. To me, the film seemed to thin for what I was trying to do. I think it would have worked if I wasn’t trying to create a pretty private area so I had to find something else.
Valspar has a frosting spray that I used before on our rental property so I know it would do exactly what I wanted and it ends up looking awesome. So I stopped off at our local Lowe’s paint department and picked up a can. The thing I love about the frosting spray is that when you’re tired of having frost on the windows all you need is a spray bottle, a razor blade (to scrape it off) and paper towels. SUPER easy to take off.
Once I got home, I grabbed some scissors, painters tape, a roll of masking paper and the frosting spray and got to work. I taped off the door frame to minimize the over spray and made sure to open the window to have proper ventilation (per the instructions – the never let you down). 🙂
Then I got to spraying. Make sure to follow the instructions on the can. It will tell you how far to hold the can from the window and fun stuff like that.
I did two coats and then went back the third time and touched up some the spots that were bugging me. After that, I took down the masking paper, dusted off the over spray that ended up on the computer desk and then hung a cute wreath on the outside.
Walla! Now, when we have people over, they can sleep in peace knowing they won’t have someone (namely small children) staring in at them.