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Trash to Treasure: Don't throw out those old wooden windows!, 1 by WUVIE

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WUVIE wrote:
Though it is hard to appreciate the full look of these windows
due to the tree in the background, I'm hoping you can get the gist.

I'm not yet finished with them, but thought I would show you what
I've been working on since the inexpensive porch lights.

Years ago someone put a good lot of wooden windows out
by the curb with a "FREE-TAKE" sign. So, as I was driving
a big van, I stopped, I took, I kept.

Some of the glass was intact, some was broken, so I just
broke the rest of the glass out and replaced it with stained
glass. If you watch Hobby Lobby ads, you can get the glass for
half price. Then I just laid the glass on the frame, marked it off,
cut it and then used a clear silicone to keep the glass intact.

Add some hooks and chain, suspend it from the big empty spot
on the front porch, and wa-la. A beautiful stained glass 'window'.

I didn't get too fancy, I just used clear colors I had in my stained glass
supplies. Now that I've cut most of the window panes out, I have a number
of long skinny strips of glass in various colors for my next project, which
is along the same lines, but much more colorful - using up the scraps.
I'll just glue little slats of wood between each stripe, then silicone them in.

The top left purple one was installed today and has not been cleaned
thoroughly, so you can see a film on it. The bottom right glass is clear,
but bubbled, so I have four more panels to put in and I'll be done.

Soon I'll make a fancy one using special glass in selected colors.

:-) Karen



This message was edited Jan 21, 2015 8:39 AM


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