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Jinjeet Phoenix
« 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.


Done with glass paints, a roll of lead, inspiration from the internet and too much time on my hands.
« 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?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2012 11:01:19 AM »

Oh this is so much better - love the effect!

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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2012 11:19:29 AM »

Love it!  Great idea.

Jinjeet Phoenix
« 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!
Jinjeet Phoenix
« 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:


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.

Jinjeet Phoenix
« 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.

« 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?
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Jinjeet Phoenix
« 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.
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2012 08:50:38 AM »

Great job. Looks very nice. 
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