Window film as cheap DIY window covering

07/15/2009

photo from notmartha.com

photo credit: notmartha.org

Privacy comes to mind when considering life on the road in a 50 square foot tiny trailer. I’ve been pondering the use of window film as cheap, DIY window covering to create a semi-private and a total-private solution, switching between the two depending on various situations.

I’ve been perusing a bunch of great design sites for window covering ideas. You can buy this pricey paper at Scandinavian Design, Gila, Brume, Trove, and Emma Jeffs. Or — if you’re like me and not into spending something like $13 per square foot — you could experiment with Ikea’s non-adhesive Amorf Frost film at about $5 per roll.

Here’s an even cheaper option: white-on-white cotton prints soaked in spray starch. This design solution (below) cost about $3. It’s definitely going on my list for the next thrift store run.

photo credit: all buttoned up

photo credit: all buttoned up

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Tim Tav 08/12/2009 at 8:48 am

Its very admirable having a go at installing the window film by yourself. I’ve tried and failed and called in the professionals who didn’t get any big bubbles in it!!

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decorative window film 05/25/2010 at 9:57 am

I have tried window film and I found it was wonderful experience. Please do not hesitate to use the window film.

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glass window film 06/04/2010 at 8:43 pm

These window films are really easy to install and reliable.

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