We have a cheap mini-blind problem in our house. They are on EVERY window and a few of the doors in our house. This is something we are slowing trying to change up. The blinds that are on the doors I especially HATE because they are always moving around and getting in the way. After a year of living with them I am finally doing something to change them. Over the past year I have pinned a few different ideas/options on how to replace the blinds but still give us privacy.
About a month ago I was at Dollar Tree and saw they had clear contact paper so I grabbed about six rolls. Hi, my name is Sarah and I have a contact paper addiction. For real! I kind of LOVE it a lot. You never know when you will need it or what it will be needed for but it is always nice to have on hand (and at a dollar a roll, why not). When I got home I added it to my craft stuff and forgot about it. Fast forward to a few weeks ago, I decided to down size my craft supplies and donate the extra stuff to the kid’s day-cares. When I came across my stash of contact paper I remember a pin I found (here and here) about using it to cover the glass on a door (insert light bulb moment). So, that night after the kids went to bed I gathered the supplies needed. I unrolled the contact paper and put heavy books on it so it would stop trying to roll up on me while I was tracing on it.
I didn’t discuss this little project with Toby because I didn’t want him to shoot the idea down so I decided to start with a smaller area, let him see it then decide if we like it enough to do the doors. I removed the yucky mini blinds in the laundry room and got started. I followed these instructions and think it turned out pretty good.
Laundry Room: Progress
Laundry Room: DONE!
I got the green light from the Toby to move forward with the doors. I repeated the same process for the door as I did for the window. One door down and one to go. Ding Dong the mini blinds are (almost all) GONE!!
Back Door/Wall: Before
Back Door: Prep
Back Door: Progress
Back Door: DONE!
The view from the outside looking in at night will all of the lights on in the house.
Back Door/Wall: After
(Paisley eating her dinner & Ryder not eating his)