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Based on your suggestions, I decided to frost the glass partition between our house and our neighbor's. It's not a big deal - it's her front porch, she can do what she wants. But the ghetto ceiling is depressing and the whole cat situation raises my blood pressure every time I see it. I should explain: It's not the actual cats, it's their poop, which lands fresh daily in my front, side (vegetables there) and back gardens and makes my blood boil. So basically, frosting glass reduces your blood pressure.
Based on a suggestion from That Library Girl, I looked into static cling window film because it wouldn't involve anything permanent. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any that was rated for outdoor use. Enter Glass etch paste. I tested it on a piece of glass because I didn't want to eff up something on the porch, and THANK GOODNESS I did because the results were VERY uneven and drippy on a vertical piece of glass.
Then I tried spray etch, and the 'look' was too similar to that fake 'snow' your preschool teacher sprayed on your classroom windows in December. Plus, I'd have to block off ALL the surrounding woodwork, which sounded like a total pain in the ass.
So....back to static cling window film. I bought the most heavy duty I could find and (I am not being paid to say this) a company called Artscape won. It was easy to apply and surprisingly sturdy. And so far, it's impervious to rain, wind & sun. We shall see. TA-DA:
Up close, you can still see all the gradoo on her side, but from a distance, it's lovely.
Frosting the windows has completely changed the experience of sitting on the front porch.