Some windows just don’t need fancy window treatments. I tend to use very simple window treatments such as roman shades or light, airy lace panels. When I have a miss-matched window (one that doesn’t match any of the others in the room) or a single window in a room that I would prefer to let as much light through as possible, I use one of my favorite window treatment tricks – a salvaged stained glass window.
Vintage stained glass windows come in all shapes, sizes and varying colors. My very first stained glass window was purchased at a flea market for only $15. I pulled another window out of my neighbor’s trash! In a few easy steps you can have a fabulous piece of stained glass hanging in one of your windows.
Once you choose a stained glass window all you have to do is bring it home and give it a good cleaning. I like to use Ecover Multi-purpose cleaner – it’s environmentally friendly and has a light, lemon scent. Murphy’s Oil soap also works well. I chose to leave my stained glass windows untouched – just like I found them. If you prefer a cleaner, more polished look you can sand the wood frame, and use a wood stain or paint.
Project Skill: Beginner
You will need:
- 2 sets of screw eyes and c hook screws
To hang the stained glass window:
- Drill two holes in the top of the stained glass window frame approximately 3 inches from either edge.
- Insert the eye screws into top of window frame.
- Have someone hold the window so you can mark the appropriate spots to drill for the c-hooks in your window frame.
- Drill holes and insert c hook screws.
- Mount stained glass window on c hooks.
Another creative and inexpensive way to make your home cozy!
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