Let the Sunshine In

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:

  • Drill
  • 2 sets of screw eyes and c hook screws

  • Pencil

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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  1. Stained glass windows are so lovely …especially when some sunshine gets in them.

    Hi Ann,

    Thanks for stopping by. Yes, they are lovely…that’s why I love to use them and am always looking for more!

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