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If you like the look of frosted glass for your window, but your tight budget has no wiggle room for several rolls of store bought decorative window film, see the DIY method of frosted glass windows used by my daughter, Riki, to cover one rooftop window. Now the natural light filters through, but the "frosted glass" covering obscures an unwanted view.
To achieve the look of frosted glass, you'll need:
tissue paper in white or cream
water base polycrylic (satin finish)
foam paint brush
Clean inside window very well. (Clean both sides of the window if you have access to the outside.) Cut the tissue paper into squares. Brush a small section of the inside window with polycrylic. Apply tissue squares, overlapping slightly. Brush again over the adhered squares. Continue this process until window is covered. Apply one final coat of the polycrylic and let dry well. Your frosted glass window is done in about 30 minutes!
P.S. Window can be cleaned when needed with a lightly dampened cloth. To remove covering (if you're renting for instance), use a metal scraper held at an angle AFTER dousing window with warm, soapy water.