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« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2006 09:40:59 PM »

This is such a beautiful idea! I love the gothic-swirl kitchen window. Amazing! I'm thinking that this is probably something that wouldn't work well in a bathroom due to moisture issues? Any thoughts?
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« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2006 10:03:06 PM »

thanks, Synne

I've never done a bathroom window.....the constant moisture would soften the paint but it should be okay as long as nothing scratched it while it was damp...

unless it decided to melt off, then you'd have a big gooey mess.

I'd probably paint a test patch, see how it reacted - cause if it worked, and you put the paint on reasonably thick, it's impossible to see through, a very good quality for a bathroom window.

Only one of our bathrooms has constant shower usage....I painted/dyed the curtain and left the window blank.  It's a teeny window, only a foot and a half wide or so, kinda high from the floor and in an awkward spot (since I have no desire to paint while standing on the toilet). Decorating a plain muslin rectangle seem simpler.

oh, and much easier to clean, we live in the south, high humidity = tons o' mildew. If the paint developed mildew, I'd have to scrape it off to get rid of the growth.  Way too high maintenance for something that should be fun.

Huh, I don't make painting the bathroom window sound very appealing, do I?
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« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2006 02:33:35 AM »

I think it's gorgeous, misswrite!

And I'm glad your family likes it too  Grin

Yay! Thanks. Your advice helped alot.

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« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2006 07:00:59 AM »

Hehe--no bathroom window painting for me, then--I live in the south, too, and had forgotten about that whole mildew issue...which is yucky enough as it is, but on something that you've worked so hard on...
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« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2006 07:10:04 AM »

wow.  those are awesome.  i really like the first castle. 
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« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2006 09:16:17 AM »

you could use fabric paints the same way - they would have a slightly different effect but they still create the stained glass look; i did this a long time ago when i was living at home, it was perfect for temporary decoration as it peeled off easily without damaging anything and i could change it whenever i wanted to. the paints didn't seem to be affected at all by moisture from the window so this might work for a bathroom.

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« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2006 09:40:22 AM »

thanks, mellyp!  I hadn't even thought about fabric paint.  It's so nice when a whole new world of crafty options opens up before you....


hey, Synne, I should have checked your profile before answering, we're both in NC, could've simplified my answer for you!


always happy to help, misswrite.  Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2006 10:07:31 AM »

you're welcome Smiley i forgot all about doing that, this thread has given me lots of ideas for decorating my current rental...i was feeling frustrated and stuck about it's limitations but now i want to try this again.
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« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2006 01:17:44 PM »

I think these are absolutely amazing, and I want to this on my windows too!  I just adore stained glass!!

Question - Do the windows have to be made out of glass or would it work on storm windows / plastic (I think it's plastic) windows that seem to be in a lot of rental houses these days? 
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« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2006 05:38:35 PM »

I feel like keyboards should come with "thank you" buttons....
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Well, femmeraven, it would depend on the type of plastic.  If it has a shiny, smooth surface acrylic paint shouldn't bond permanently.  I often use plastic containers to hold/mix my paint and it peels of the same way it peels off glass.  A test patch couldn't hurt, you know, just a small spot on a window that receives a lot of the more brutal weather conditions in your home - really bright sun, condensation, etc.  Leave it for a few days just to see if it works, or if it wants to peel, flake, stain your window (I hope not), or whatnot.

Again, it should work, but I'd rather not be responsible for screwing up someone's house or crafty dreams. Tongue
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