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Window Treatments 1

In working on the world headquarters, I found this window at a construction supply liquidator.
It was a custom commercial double glazed window with low e and a metal frame. About 600 bucks retail, picked it up for 50 bucks. Since I wanted afternoon light in the new office I mounted it high in the west wall as my house faces due North.
Window1
The awning beyond is 3′ deep so I get no sun on the west wall until around 2:00PM. By design.

The window glass is 60” wide by 15” high. Being an oddball size and wandering around the home depot I have been walking around the window film bin for years. I have had my eye on this Artscape Window film for a couple of years.
I picked up a couple of sheets of Amber Glass.
Stainedglasseffect
These come in 2’x3′ sheets. Weird size for the southwest market. In any case I have a Drywall T Square. a tape measure and a sharp utility knife.

I cut the long edges off to get a pattern I liked.
Window2
I cleaned the window, sprayed a little water and used a bondo applicator to act as a squeege to smooth it out. I put the large panel in the center, and filled in the sides with the other sheet.
Window3
All told around 50 bucks for the film and about 30 minutes to install. Tough stuff, no adhisives, and gives a nice effect. Artscape has a bunch of other patterns. There may be something you like.

I will get a shot of it with full sun a little later