Old Leaded Glass Windows

We went to the Valley Antiques & Collectables sale this weekend with a few hopefuls on our wish list. It was a lot to take in, and just going around once was really only a warm-up lap, because as you went around again you saw things you had missed.

Like these windows.

They were tucked in underneath a table, and if you didn’t look twice, you would totally miss them. But the keen eye of my hubby spied them, and yes, an old window was on our wish list. But to find 2 the same was a total bonus.

So we bought them on the spot – negotiated a lower price of course – and brought them home.

We decided to hang both of them in our room, even though originally we were only thinking of one. And we definitely had a different vision in mind before finding these windows (which I wrote about here). Here is what we did.

First we had to decide ‘how’ we were going to hang them.

We opted to go with 2 drywall screws so had to make sure they were level.

This way we didn’t put any unnecessary holes into the window frames.

So here is the unexpected place we decided to hang one of the frames.

We were just trying the console here, but not sure if it would stay.

Now it looks like it just might.

But it’s finish will probably change.

And do you remember this?

Well here’s where we decided to hang the second window.

Can you see the reflection of the matching leaded glass window in the mirrored window?

We wanted to stay away from symmetry to keep things feeling more relaxed, and that’s how we wound up with this arrangement. Our next decision will be whether or not to mirror behind the glass, and if so, just one or both of the windows. We’re also weighing in on painting the frames black to match the other window. That’s why we wanted to get these windows hung up – so we can live with them for a while and then decide what to do with them next.

What would you do?

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9 Replies to “Old Leaded Glass Windows”

  1. LOVE those windows – what a great find! I must say, I am a stickler for symmetry in bedrooms, so I would probably hang one centered over each of my side tables with a pair of big fabulous lamps right in front of them. But that’s just how I roll 🙂

    1. Hi Jo-Anne!
      So nice to see your name pop up! Thank you for commenting… I think given where you are the best place to start would be with Dawn and Morgan at Funk-It. Ask them if they can keep an eye out when they’re off-Island getting items for their store, tell them your price range, and they might come up with something. They were able to find me a vintage stool one year that was otherwise hard to come by. If you’re on the Island here then it’s a matter of being in the right place at the right time – popping into antique stores, ReStore (Habitat for Humanity), maybe the odd 2nd hand store, and definitely checking out estate sales and garage sales. If you want to risk shipping, then Craig’s List, Kijiji, Etsy and E-Bay. You just never know. Good luck!

  2. Love these windows! This was the exact same leaded glass pattern of our old front door and a French door to the dining room. Unfortunately we couldn’t keep either of these doors because they were in very bad shape. BUT… I have 3 piano windows that I’ve done a faux treatment on in THIS pattern… to honour what we had to remove and to pretty up my plain, simple little windows. They look perfect now!! Here’s a post from my old blog DesignTies that will show you: http://design-ties.blogspot.com/2009/09/transformation-in-faux.html

    Yours look terrific in your bedroom!
    Victoria

    1. Hi Victoria!
      Good for you in keeping with the character of the home! But even more impressive is how you did it. Wow Victoria, that looks just amazing. You did a fantastic job and you would never know it was faux unless you were told! What did you do with the doors you had to remove?

      I always love DIY’s like yours. Thank you so much for sharing!
      Sheila

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