Thursday, May 5, 2011
I have an endless list of small decor updates that patiently wait for my attention around the house. I recently finished this little project on my list, replacing the old colored static film on the sidelights and bathroom windows with new, clearish film.
I love this stuff. It's perfect to give privacy without cutting the light. If you are curious, this particular brand is Light Effects that I picked up on Amazon. It couldn't be easier to apply. You use slightly soapy water and a squeegee. Once on, it will not budge. I had the last batch on there for the past nine years or so and it never bubbled or came up. And it peeled right off when I needed to change it.
One distressing note, when I peeled the old film off there was suddenly an overpowering chemical/petroleum smell. It made me cough. I had to immediately take the old film outside. That was weird. No smell at all was present until I peeled it off. Uhhhh...Maybe you should not leave it on for nine years? The new film has no detectable smell.
Random blog maintenance announcement: I've added a new Google search field to the right sidebar, under my profile. There's always been a blogger search field at the top of the window, but I've noticed it is not the most effective or thorough. This Google search field seems to be more targeted. Enjoy.