Now on to the real topic of the day. What the faux is up with this window?
The previous owners used this faux stained glass vinyl to cover up one of the windows in the master bathroom. To be honest, when we toured the house I was actually relieved to find that this was faux and not the real thing. It seemed like a pretty easy fix for something that wasn't my style. (No offense to anyone that may like this look, but faux stained glass isn't for me.) I mean I like faux stuff - bois - sometimes pearls - heck even faux copper is okay in my book, but faux stained glass?! Ummmm.......no, not so much.
While this faux stained glass vinyl is not so cute, the real faux pas here is that it took me over a year and a half to do something about it! I know! What the faux took me so long to take that faux glass down?! ;) There are no words. Seriously, I'm fresh out of excuses. The good news is I finally kicked that vinyl to the curb.
|The neighbors house really isn't that close even though it looks that way in this picture.|
Ummmmm........so that's why they covered this window. Privacy in a master bathroom is kind of a good thing isn't it? Not to worry, I bought some etched glass at Home Depot.
|See that wall space to the right? The previous owners used flat paint in here. NEVER use flat paint in a bathroom.|
This is the same vinyl as the stained glass; it's just a plain frosted look rather than a faux stained glass. It was about $19 I think. I bought it a while ago and I tossed the receipt - sorry. I didn't want to block the light in here, but I did want to block the view. This etched glass was the perfect solution. I just cut it down to size, sprayed the window with a water bottle, and then smoothed out the vinyl over the window.
Yay! I actually completed this minor project three days before Christmas and I forgot to blog about it - oops. It makes such a huge difference in my bathroom. Not having to look at the faux stained glass window any longer was such a great Christmas present to myself. The funny thing is the hubs totally didn't even notice for like days! Really?! How do you not notice the fauxtastic stained glass window is gone?! MEN!
Anyhow, there are a TON of projects that still need to be addressed in here, but you know how it goes. One step at a time. One small step for this window, one giant step for the master bathroom.
Do you have any little projects around your house that need to be done that just keep getting pushed to the bottom of your priority list? This little switch-a-roo only took about 20 minutes, so why did it take me so long to get it done?! It feels so good to cross this off my to-do list! It's only been on the list since March of 2010!
Challenge: Take 20 minutes today to do something you've been meaning to do but haven't. I promise it will make you feel so good!