I have stared longingly at real...not FAKE.... stained glass windows every year at the magnificent Brimfield Antique Show but they are always way out of my price range. So when I found these perfect instructions on how to make one I was not going to rest until I had done it. Yes, I know it is not as awesome as being able to declare to your esteemed house guests who compliment your stained glass window "Oh that old thing? I got that from George Washington's house." But I have come to be okay with that.
I failed in an epic way on the frame part of this project. I had a vision of it being white and distressed looking but for some reason the painting white thing ended up extremely distressing me so I threw the frame away....yes, I know those of you who can think of ten uses for everything and re-use and recycle and see future projects in your mind and what you need for them are gasping at my mad throwing away skills but I am through and through a no clutter kind of girl :)
Frame trauma aside. I am telling you that all I had to do to make this was purchase a picture frame from Wal Mart. Go home. Take out the glass part. Wash it. Go to Michael's...with your coupon... and buy instant lead and all sorts of colors of glass paint. Have the husband print off the design onto a piece of 11x14 paper. And then follow the perfect directions found on the beautiful self esteem lowering blog. I posted the link to the aforementioned blog down at the bottom of this post. Strangely, I discovered that the woman who writes this blog and posted this project happened to live in the ward I lived in in Indiana before I lived there. It is such a small world...when you are making fake stained glass windows :) link http://thepinkpeonyoflejardin.blogspot.com/2011/09/tutorial-faux-vintage-stained-glass.html