Saturday, 28 June 2014

Now you see it, now you don't...



I promised photos of the chandelier, but unfortunately I didn't take my camera along with me today so instead I'm showing you pictures of a little something we did at the little house project this weekend.

Have any of you used Purl Frost before?  I came across this wonderful window film a few years ago but never had the need to buy it so I could try it out. When I was doing the dining room makeover for my client I was thinking of installing a blind, but I didn't want to block out the natural light. The dining room overlooks a residential street full of cars.  The idea that you sit and have a meal whilst looking out onto a busy road really niggled me.  I wanted to create a tranquil space for my clients to enjoy and I didn't want their dining experience to be invaded literally by the sight of cars pulling in and out.  That’s when I remembered Purl Frost window coverings! 

You can order as little as 0.5 metre and it has a width of 1.22cm.   We opted for the plain frosting and decided to go for the 70% transparency film and left a few centimetres border around the edges.  We left the top window alone and only used Purl Frost on the large window.  It’s AMAZING how installing this film has made the space much calmer and prettier now that you can’t see the traffic outside.  You can just about make out movement directly outside the window, but the comings and goings of traffic have totally disappeared giving my clients total privacy!  No one can see into the room so the sheer curtains can remain open even at night.  From outside in the daylight you can’t see inside at all, which is exactly what I had in mind.  By far the best decision I've made during this little makeover!

Apologies for the really bad photos which I took with my iphone.




So what do you think?  Big improvement yes?
Cup of tea and feet up after all that work!

Till next time!

Sharon
xxx

(this is not a sponsored post but my own opinions only)


8 comments:

  1. Happy weekend....enjoy summer....love Ria...x !

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  2. That looks a wonderful idea was it easy to apply? Sarah x

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    1. Hi Sarah, I posted a reply yesterday but today it's gone...oh dear...yes it was quite easy to apply. It came with full instructions but there is also a you tube video which is very clear and precise and tells you exactly how to apply it. I found it quite cost effective as well. Have a great week! Sharon x

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  3. Hi Sharon, The film is genius! It has no doubt changed the whole feel of that room. I hope you are enjoying your summer. I am, though it has been very stormy over the last few days, but still very warm. Hugs, Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy, nice to see you. How is your fostering going along? Yes it's a great product and you can get the film in different designs but I wanted plain. Our weather has been superb and we are all looking forward to more warmer days. Take care Sharon x

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  4. Sharon também gosto de aplicar filme nas janelas, fica muito bom esteticamente e dá privacidade.
    Bjos e ótimo final de semana.
    Sílvia

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    1. Hi Silvia, it's nice to know that other countries use this too...thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

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