A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: If you see a project that you think is awesome and deserves to be a featured project, you can click the THIS ROCKS button to nominate it!
Total Members: 296,602
Currently Running With Scissors:
734 Guests and 29 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Kitchen window makeover  (Read 3377 times)
Tags for this thread: window  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Jinjeet Phoenix
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2822
Joined: 13-Feb-2008

View Profile available for personal swaps
« on: August 30, 2012 01:09:34 AM »

I got really bored with the window in my kitchen and decided to do something about it.
 Before:




After:







Done with glass paints, a roll of lead, inspiration from the internet and too much time on my hands.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Momof2!
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 968
Joined: 24-Oct-2011


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2012 05:38:47 AM »

I absolutely love it! I have been thinking of doing something like this with the 2 little windows beside my front door. I'd like to have them where people couldn't just come up and look in. They are about 8" wide (guess) by 24" tall. What type of glass paint and what is lead roll?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I need peg people for my daughter. Personal swap anyone?
thisbirdsabsurd
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2845
Joined: 16-Sep-2008

Be Happy!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2012 11:01:19 AM »

Oh this is so much better - love the effect!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Etsy shop is here!  www.thisbirdsabsurd .etsy.com
patty_o_furniture
Offline Offline

Posts: 1336
Joined: 16-Aug-2006

May the force be ever in your favor, Mr. Potter.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2012 11:19:29 AM »

Love it!  Great idea.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Jinjeet Phoenix
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2822
Joined: 13-Feb-2008

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2012 11:48:06 PM »

Thank you all for your comments. It does let in much more light. Only problem is what we "see" on the other side of the window.
Also I didn't mention that I took the rod from the curtain, bought little hooks then hung up the utensils that I use most when cooking. Not at all tidy looking but sure is convenient!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Jinjeet Phoenix
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2822
Joined: 13-Feb-2008

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2012 11:55:11 PM »

Momof2! I also did the entrance window (as well as the guest bathroom window door and the two windows in the master bathroom)
Here are pictures of what I did to the entrance cause it was just too boring and people would just put their heads to the glass and try to see in.
Before from inside:


After:
 

From the outside:


Simple but effective.
I don't remember what the lead stuff is called. I used it to outline the glass paint. It is lead, turns dark with time and comes on a roll. It's adhesive. Sorry, that's the best explanation I can give right now. (I need to google.lol)
Again thank you.

THIS ROCKS   Logged
Jinjeet Phoenix
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2822
Joined: 13-Feb-2008

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2012 12:03:46 AM »

Found a picture of the lead stuff. It comes in a red spool and I cut it with an Exacto knife. It has a strip of adhesive on it. Hope this helps.


THIS ROCKS   Logged
Momof2!
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 968
Joined: 24-Oct-2011


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2012 11:10:01 AM »

I love those windows too! Are the windows frosted or whatever you would call it, or is that also something you put on them?
« Last Edit: August 31, 2012 11:10:56 AM by Momof2! » THIS ROCKS   Logged

I need peg people for my daughter. Personal swap anyone?
Jinjeet Phoenix
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2822
Joined: 13-Feb-2008

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2012 12:00:27 PM »

No. The windows in the entrance aren't frosted but are textured so that you can't see straight through. I don't know what it's called either. It is smooth on the inside of the house but on the outside it's like wavy which breaks up "seeing" anything clearly.
I did frost one of the bathroom windows. It was clear glass before. I frosted then put on an underwater scene with the faux stained glass paint.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
vixen72
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2012 08:50:38 AM »

Great job. Looks very nice. 
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Tossed Spinach Recipe
Butter Tart Recipe
Chicken and Mushroom Strudel on Baby Spinach Recipe
How to Cook Tilapia
How to Make Southwest Sauce
Latest Blog Articles
July 23, 2014 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Fabric and Felt Bird Ornament
Cardboard Tube? Craft Supply!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.