Many modern bathrooms have windows giving light and a nice view to the outside world. Some of these windows are even right in the shower itself. The problem with the view is that it does both ways. For that sunlight and pleasing vista, you may be sacrificing your bathroom privacy. Faux stained glass windows can help increase your privacy.
1. Faux stained glass leading paint
2. Faux stained glass tint and texture paint
3. A pattern
4. Window cleaning products
Patterns and Designs
When choosing a design for your bathroom window, you can really use anything you would like. There are many full size patterns for faux stained glass projects available at craft stores. You can also use images from color books or other pattern books. If you would like, you can freehand a pattern yourself.
Some popular patterns that you can use on your bathroom windows would include flowers, tropical fish, Tiffany style ponds with water lilies, and geometric designs.
Completing the Project
The first step in making your faux stained glass windows for bathroom privacy is cleaning your windows. You should clean them very well with a standard cleaning solution and then rinse with plain water. Wipe the window dry with a dust and lint free cloth. This is important so that the faux stained glass paint will adhere well.
This project is done best if you can remove your windows and lay them flat. If you cannot remove your windows, you can do this project on your storm windows, or do it on sheets of sturdy plastic that you can affix to your windows. If you do it this way, it is the same idea as those sun catcher crafts that kids do, only a lot better.
After your window or plastic is clean and dry, you should affix the pattern to the backside with some tape. This will ensure that the pattern does not move when you are working on it.
Start with the black or dark grey faux stained glass leading paint. This is a thicker paint that will be raised off the surface. With this paint, trace the lines of your design. You must completely enclose each section. Move slowly and carefully so that the lines are of equal width and heaviness. You must let this dry completely when you are done.
After the leading lines are dry, you will begin to fill in the colors and textures. For smooth colors, you will simply drop the faux stained glass paint into the area and let it spread out to fill it. For textured areas, you will want to muddle around with the tip of the paint to create whirls, lines, or patterns.
Using faux stained glass windows is a great way to increase your bathroom privacy. It may cut down on your view of the outdoors, but it will still allow plenty of light to shine through. With these easy application and pleasing patterns available, you can create faux stained glass windows easily.