Monday, May 10, 2010

Off the Beaten Track Bathroom Window for Susan's Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch!




The windows of an old house are often large and drafty. 

 


This was definitely the case when we started a bathroom remodeling project.  The thought of having a custom made stained glass window for privacy was very appealing until I checked on cost.






It was impossibly expensive and wayyyyyyyy out of reach on our very small budget.                                  

There was one solution to the problem and that was to call in the artists!  Yes, the artists!  My husband fitted a piece of plywood into the window, cutting out a hole  around a ventilation fan. Then,  my daughter got to work  covering the plywood.  Selecting colorful "stones" frequently used in vases, she created a mosaic-like design.

It has flowers and trailing green "vines". There are also pieces of pink glass scattered in the work of art. Pinks, greens, golds, whites, and a few burgundy pieces are all incorporated. It's quite an amazing piece that has generated a lot of comments from visitors. The pieces are glued on.

My sister, a one-stroke artist, designed the bottom half of the window. She knows I love pink roses so there are plenty of those as well as hearts!  This "stained glass" piece is really painted on and looks like a dead ringer for the real deal!  It's drop dead gorgeous. I couldn't possibly have found a stained glass piece that I love more.

So our creative bathroom window is done, thanks to two talented, crafty ladies!  Where there's a will, (as well as crafts supplies and paint, ) there's a way! Hope you enjoyed seeing my creative bathroom window!

10 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

You have some GREAT artists in your house - I love both pieces - I just saw some one take their stained glass off the bathroom window and it made me sad.

Sandie

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Oh, Susan, that's unbelievable. At first I thought you had them custom made, and were very expensive. What a couple of very talented ladies. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Susan that window is gorgeous. I love both parts of it. Great job!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Lovely and clever! Painting a stained glass window? Who'd a thunk it? But now I have to try it! Wonderful projects.

Rebecca said...

This is MOST interesting to me! My mother has been looking for "just the right" stained glass solution for a small window in her bathroom.

Yours is so attractive & unique. Question: How did she get the "leaded" look in the painted window? Just black paint??? Is the leaded part flat like all the other paint or did she use a unique kind of paint. What KIND of paint on the window, by the way?

I love how your daughter did the top part, too.

Linda O'Connell said...

Wow! Masterpieces! They should go into business. These are beautiful.

LDH said...

There couldn't be more beautiful windows anywhere ~ they are simply beautiful!!!

Dianne said...

They are so pretty!

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LOOKS GREAT!!!

SEE YOU AFTER VACATON........ ENJOY THE POOL IF YOU COME OUT..........

NOT PROBLEM,YOU WILL SEE HOW TO ROLL IT!!

LOVE, YOUR OLD FRIEND

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