In this post, I am showing you a quick, easy sliding glass door hack.
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So we have been giving our dining room a makeover. We’ve painted the walls and added new baseboards and trim around the sliding glass door. To add a bold element to the space, we painted the baseboards and trim black which I absolutely love!
The problem we have now is you can see into our ugly sunroom/ patio area that we use for storage. Before we had curtains up but I love the black trim around the sliding glass door so much that I don’t want to cover it up.
Window Cling for Sliding Glass Door
While researching for sliding glass door covering options, I saw this window cling on Amazon and decided to give it try. I love the black lattice pattern and how it has a frosted look that will hopefully help with us not being able to see outside but still let in some light.
Window cling is also renter-friendly and a great option for those who don’t want to make any permanent changes. Just peel them off when you are done!
Here is how easy it was to put the window cling on.
Step 1: Clean the sliding glass door
First I cleaned my door really good using Windex. I cleaned both the inside and outside of the sliding door. The frame was also pretty dirty so I gave that a pretty thorough wipe-down as well.
Step 2: Measure and trim window cling
Next, I measured the door, per instructions. Then we cut down the window cling, allowing an inch allowance around all sides.
The window cling came in various sizes. We decided to go with the 35.4×78.7 size. This will allow us to have one seamless piece per door. We are going to have to cut it down a little bit.
Step 3: Adhere window cling to the glass door
We applied the window cling by misting the glass door generously with water. The window cling instantly clung to the glass door when putting it up to the glass. It was still easy to adjust and reposition if needed.
Step 4: Remove the bubbles
We used a smoothing tool, which was included in a smoothing tool kit we bought, to get the bubbles out. This was super handy, especially in the corners
Step 5: Remove the excess
Once all the bubbles are gone and the window cling is all smoothed out, we removed all the excess trim using a craft knife and small tool that were both also included in the smoothing tool kit.
Then we repeated everything for the other side of the sliding glass door.
Here is the before and after!
WATCH OUR SLIDING GLASS DOOR HACK!
So much better! I am so impressed with how well this turned out. It was budget-friendly, super quick, and easy to apply. It’s absolutely gorgeous! This sliding glass door hack is a total must-try for anyone looking to update their sliding glass doors.
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