When we moved in January we always meant to put up some privacy film in the kitchen where we have a perfect view of the driveway and the neighbor's place. And more importantly at night with the lights on anyone on the street can watch us wash dishes (scandalous!). So when we ran across this simple (and inexpensive) idea for creating privacy we were hooked.
A Merry Mishap uploaded the picture to the Apartment Therapy LA Flickr Pool and explains:
"I made this with some frosted contact paper I had lying around the house. The whole thing to about 20 mins +/-. I covered the bottom window in contact paper-being careful to avoid bubbles. Measuring from the middle, I marked every half over and over until I had a grid of squares. I used a metal ruler and xacto knife to slice the squares in half, peeling off the top piece."
In some places privacy film makes a lot more sense than curtains and we had considered some other diy possibilities but this one seems the easiest to remove.
If you aren't looking to DIY anything but want a great film, check out some of these design-y films and his great roundup.
(Images: A Merry Mishap)