Office Door Makeover

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BC’s office is the only one in the building that has a window in the door.  Nice, right?  Not so much when EVERYONE in the place has to pass his office on their way to the bathroom.  And they all like to peek in.  I have it on good authority that he occasionally falls asleep at work, so he asked me to come up with some sort of window covering solution.  Here’s what we came up with:


First, we “frosted” the glass on the inside of his office door using clear contact paper and Windex.  There are a bunch of instructions floating around out there, so no tutorial on that, but the gist of it is that you spray both the window and the contact paper with Windex and then you smooth out the bubbles with a credit card and trim the edges with a razor blade.

The main limitation of this technique is that you can only “frost” stuff narrower than your contact paper.  We had to make a seam.  You can see it in this picture:


We put his name directly over the seam to camouflage that a bit.

Next, I imported the company logo into my Silhouette software and used the trace function.  I found a copycat font and retyped the smaller lettering, because it did NOT trace well.

I used Silhouette premium vinyl and applied the logo on the outside of the glass.


And now he can sleep in peace!




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  1. Your next project should be a George Castanza nap desk.

  2. Or a desk pillow :)

  3. The Miller Five says:

    Ha ha ha ha! You did a great job, but the whole sleeping at work thing is cracking me up!

  4. Haha! I have to second teh idea of the Castanza nap desk :-)

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  5. I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for Stylish Blogger Award!

  6. great idea! I'd like to see a picture where you can see the frosting better…

  7. crystal b. says:

    Just found you. I love, love, love your blog! I am so regretting that I didn't get a silouette! I just bought a Cricut and learned right after that the silouette can cut out anything you can create on your computer. Crap!!! That's all I have to say about that. :)

    Hey, if you ever want to host a giveaway, just let me know. I sell jewelry.

  8. I can sympathize. I used to work in an office with a window in the door and I hated being gawked at. Why did people do that? Did they think they'd catch me pole dancing or something? My solution, less effective than yours (but then I shared the office) was a large flower-laden wreath on the door. I fashioned it out of a large wicker tray so there was no hole in the middle. At least it made it harder to peek. Your idea is much more masculine/professional looking. And cheaper than buying new flowers for each season.

  9. WOW, that's a big window for people to peep through and bust your DH :)
    Good thinking.

  10. I had no idea you could "frost" glass with clear contact. I'm doin' it!

  11. Heidi @ Mom's Crafty Space says:

    Love it! I have been dreaming about buying myself a Silhouette for ages now, so I finally caved and took advantage of the "crap" offer :)

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