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It is always a good day when we get to share a project from a fellow salvager. Today, we welcome Sarah Stoehr as she teaches how to…
Create Faux Leaded Glass Windows
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Hi! My name is Sarah, and I’d like to share my DIY Faux leaded glass windows with you.
So, it all started when I was walking around a local antique and junk shop and spotted a pair of glass cabinet doors.
Immediately, I remembered a picture I’d seen on one of my Facebook groups of a pair of doors with stained glass hung on the wall with wreaths….. hmm I thought.. bet hobby lobby has a product to make faux stained glass!
So I snapped up those doors quick! ($8 for the pair!😱😍), and went to Hobby Lobby to find just what I was looking for!! (Don’t forget the 40% off coupon!)
- Gallery Glass
- Adhesive Backed Lead Lines
- Window Color – Clear Frost
- Dry Erase Marker
- Exacto Knife
- Paint Brush
- Chalk Paint – White
- Staple Gun
- Hanging Hardware
First, I decided which design I wanted.
I then used a ruler to make the lines and so I would get my lines straight.
I drew on the “inside” (side I intended to have against the wall) with a dry erase marker to make the lines.
Close up of my dry erase lines.
Next, I flipped the door so I had the “outside”, and just applied the adhesive lead lines on top of my dry erase lines….cut with a pen knife easy peasy!!
Once I had all the lead lines applied I erased the dry erase from the other side.
I then applied the window color…..It looks just like white Elmer’s glue when wet.
Using a paint brush, the paint was applied all over in between the lead lines,…..and even on them. I did a smooth brush stroke on the long parts and a dab dab design on the diamond shapes for a subtle difference.
Once it was dry it looked wonderful!! Except… I really thought they’d look best in a white frame… so I attempted to paint it… 😬
The paint just wouldn’t stick.. so I took the windows out of the doors, and scrubbed the shine off with vinegar and soap and water.
Then I realized I could now spray paint since the windows where no longer in the frame!! Yay, so much easier!!
I used Rustoleum’s chalk spray paint in linen white, and they came out beautifully!!
Approximately a half an hour of dry time, and a little sandpaper to shabby up the edges, and they were all ready to go.
The glass was put back in the frames, stapled them in with my handy dandy staple gun, and added hanging hardware. So excited how they turned out!!!!!
Voila!! All done and ready to hang!!
Thanks for reading!! Hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did!!
WE ARE IN LOVE WITH THESE WINDOWS!! A big THANK YOU to Sarah for sharing this fun project!