Door Dilema Solved

Happy Friday!!

It has been a beautiful, fall week here in Texas.  Gorgeous weather!

Sometime last week we decided it was time to retire the ol' Home Depot cardboard box door cover.

We are not ready to replace it with a new permanent door since it still functions well.

So, we went to look for a piece of thin paneling to cut to size, but for one, we couldn't find one we liked and for two, all the paneling cost more than we wanted to spend. 

Previously, we thought we would give the glass a semi-transparent finish, but neither the local Wal Mart nor the Sherwin Williams had the spray to do the job. 

We took a chance and checked and Sutherland's and lo and behold they had it!!!  Woot! Woot!

 

The first thing we had to do was give the door a good cleaning.  It still had some glue on it from the vinyl letters that identified it as the Sweet Creations bakery. 

We thought we might have a problem with the glue, but a little nail polish remover took it right off.

Then we sprayed it with some glass cleaner to get it nice and clean and we were good to go!

We were a little concerned at first, because the sun sets on this side, so it can get pretty hot without something on the door.  The semi-transparentness lets some light it, but not so much that it gets too hot.

 

It also provides enough privacy that you can't really see in.  You can see images if they are close to the door, but if we want to run around in our skivvies, we can!

Now you see 'em...

Now you don't...

We had actually considered painting the whole thing and trying to make it look like an traditional door, but this was so much easier as there was no worry about which color to choose or controlling the over spray.

I love the way it looks from the inside when the shadows of the trees fall on the frosted glass.

It actually looks a little better in the pictures than it does in real life and it still looks a little "commercial" but, hey, Rome wasn't built in a day :D