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« on: December 03, 2012 05:34:08 AM »

I have this odd corner of a room underneath the sloping roof, it used to be an attic, but it was converted into a room, the stairwell half blocked off this space and it had become a kind of library, very messy and very neglected..But with a beautiful round window..

so I decided to fix it up.

-I used some stick on lead and film to make this stained glass. It was entirely freehanded as I wanted it to look irregular. I am delighted with how it turned out!


-using inspiration from other projects on here, I created a rainbow of circles to echo the shape of the window
 
(hard to get a good pic of these because of the light from the window)

-the remaining bookshelf was a problem (I cut down the first one, to fit in a different corner), until I had a blinding flash of inspiration, It was too wide and sat slightly across the window, because of the low ceiling..So I cut the corner off and reversed it..it is a crude job, because I was only going to chop off the corner, but then it occurred to me to reverse it and screw it back on, brilliant!! (IMHO..lol)


-I took cupboard doors off (I left the hinges so that they can be easily put back on)...and i used scrapbooking papers to paper the shelves, these will act as home for a lamp, extra pilllows and quilts etc..i tie-dyed and made the quilt on the bed a long time ago, but I think the colours really work.


-the bed..I am actually most proud of the bed. I made it!..from scratch, it was not flatpack, but from proper lumber from a lumberyard. I cut it out and screwed it together. It was not difficult, plans from here http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-easy-low-waste-platform-bed/


- I had some wood left over so I made these little rollaway storage containers for underneath.


the whole thing..


and the before pictures!

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all in all, it was a very cheap transformation, most of what I needed, I already had. Except for the lumber for the bed and castors for the storage, they cost about $90 in total.

I still need to add some lighting and maybe a gauzy curtain at the foot of the bed, to give the illusion of privacy from the stairwell..

most of all the window gives me huge pleasure when the daylight comes in..it also looks magical at night from outside when it is lit up from inside
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012 05:39:12 AM »

What a fabulous transformation Edel  Grin I love that you built the bed from scratch!
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012 05:40:01 AM »

I would love to sleep or read in there!
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2012 05:56:40 AM »

What a great makeover! Your new guest room looks so cozy and inviting.
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2012 12:00:31 PM »

Great inspiration Edel. The window is awesome as is your quilt.
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2012 12:14:03 PM »

aw..thanks guys..now you know where y'all will be sleeping when you come and visit!
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2012 08:22:26 AM »

It's amazing what you did with this small space.  You've made it warm and inviting.  I really love what you did with the window.
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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2012 12:08:59 PM »

thanks hon...
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2012 03:28:35 AM »

So cool! I love your stained glass window! How do you do it? I want it Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2012 10:48:20 AM »

I bought the stuff years ago..I assume that you can still get it, it is light fast self-adhesive coloured films, cut them to size and stick on. The lead comes on a big roll and is also self-adhesive, so you edge the designs of the coloured parts with that.

the only trick is to make sure that you don't have 'islands' of floating colours, think of how you would cut glass if you were using pieces of glass, you cannot cut holes in it!!...

very easy though and effective
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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2013 05:19:48 AM »

Wow, colorful and beautiful.  I would gladly rest my noggin in that space.  That window is gorgeous.
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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2013 07:56:44 AM »

well sweets, you are always welcome!!
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« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2013 03:38:03 PM »

What a lovely job you did!   I love the color following down from the window onto the bed and the bookshelves!  Makes me want to go buy some and start painting!  I have two windows that would benefit greatly from this, but I've used the Gallery Glass product before and on windows with a lot of direct sunlight it fades too quickly for the amount of trouble I would have to go through to reach them.  On a small window like you have re-doing the window might actually be a treat!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2013 04:36:42 PM »

The window is so pretty! I love stained glass. I plan on doing something similar with the small diamond shaped window in my new bedroom but I don't know if I'll use the film or the paint.
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« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2013 03:43:50 AM »



I have two windows that would benefit greatly from this, but I've used the Gallery Glass product before and on windows with a lot of direct sunlight it fades too quickly for the amount of trouble I would have to go through to reach them.  On a small window like you have re-doing the window might actually be a treat!  Roll Eyes
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craftsters always welcome to come and visit!!.... the film that I used is supposed to be very light fast. I bought it from a company who do this kind of thing commercially. I cannot remember the actual details, but they did say that it is supposed to be lightfast for years.

this window does not get a lot of direct light, but in a previous house I had it on windows that did get direct light and it didn't appear to fade after about 5 or more years. Well Ok it might have faded a little, but it wasn't really noticible.

The window is so pretty! I love stained glass. I plan on doing something similar with the small diamond shaped window in my new bedroom but I don't know if I'll use the film or the paint.

The film works great for a vertical surface like this..no runs! and an even colour distribution all over.
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« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2013 03:50:00 AM »

Ok I am 99% sure that this is the product, lead and films, that I used. They have some nice tutorials on this site too...not that I saw any of them before I started...!

http://www.decraled.co.uk/

as regards light fastness, this is from their website 'guarantee that Decra-Glow film will not fade by more than 10% of its original density in a period of ten years when correctly applied to double glazed units
Due to the possibility of adverse influences on single glazing, the above guarantee does not apply.'


I know they do a get out with respect to single glazed glass, but if it only fades less than 10% in 10 years, then the single glazed stuff might fade, but still probably not much more than twice that.
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« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2013 11:39:32 AM »

Thanks again for sharing!  Featured this thread in the Craftster January Newsletter:  Home for New Years. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2013 01:50:41 AM »

Thanks again for sharing!  Featured this thread in the Craftster January Newsletter:  Home for New Years. Smiley

aw that gives me the warm fuzzies on this cold wet morning..
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« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2013 11:44:06 AM »

I love this room,
the bed,the storage, the stained glass, the wall, you did a great job.
I will one day stain glass the top section of my window, it just creates such a warm glow.

Just a quick nosey question, was that loads of wine/champagne i spot?
did you have to drink that to make space Grin
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« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2013 05:20:46 AM »

I love this room,
the bed,the storage, the stained glass, the wall, you did a great job.
I will one day stain glass the top section of my window, it just creates such a warm glow.

Just a quick nosey question, was that loads of wine/champagne i spot?
did you have to drink that to make space Grin

lol..yes that is a lot of fizzy white wine, there is huge tax on alcohol in ireland...a bottle of wine attracts about 78% tax!!!!!!!! so a $10 bottle of wine here is cheap and nasty stuff mostly. I took our tiny camper van,

 - Rosita the wonder van, has her own thread here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343917.0-

 to france (and have done in the last three years) and discovered a gorgeous fizzy white, cheap as chips (about $2) and so each year I have brought back about 50 or 60 bottles..It was my daughters 18 birthday yesterday so we drank a few of the bottles...but happily I haven't had to actually drink them all to make space...I just moved them into my bedroom...lol..some people have wine cellars...some have boozy bedrooms...
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