Thursday, January 13, 2011

salvaging the broken....

I spied this old stained glass window
at a flea market last summer.
No one wanted it because part of the
glass had broken and fallen out,
and it was priced accordingly
--cheap enough for my small budget.
Here you can see the problem...


I went to Hobby Lobby and bought
a glass cutting tool and a piece of
stained glass--matching it as closely
as I could.
After a couple trys {cutting glass is tricky--for me}, I came up with
a replacement piece that would work.


Mike recommended clear silicone
to glue it in place...

...and it worked great.
You can see it's not a perfect match,
but it is perfectly good enough
for me, 

and just makes it all the more special.

Next up, the french door project.

44 comments:

  1. oh you are a gal after my own heart
    and the window looks wonderful..loved If I had been at that flea market I would have arm wrestled you for this piece!

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  2. You did a great job - it looks lovely!

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  3. This is just gorgeous! I can't believe you could repair this at home!!!

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  4. Love this! Makes the kitchen window look so special.

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  5. It looks great!! You are very inspiring too.

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  6. I think it looks great! It really adds that special something to your window.

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  7. Wonderful job! I can see you are resourceful.

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  8. I love your window =-) This sounds like something I would do. Do you love your wood counters? I am having a kitchen redo in our vacation home and am collecting thoughts on wood counter tops.

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  9. It looks AMAZING!!!
    Beautiful job! :)

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  10. The window looks beautiful...I wish I had that skill!!

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  11. Wonderful - I love it! ... and I love the shelf that you have between the cabinets at your kitchen window - that gives me an idea for mine! Thanks!! :)

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  12. I think it's lovely! That piece definitely was worthy of a new home, and you gave it such a pretty place to "live"!

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  13. Do you know you have the one the coziest homes in the world? I just love seeing what you do - how you live - what you cook - just everything! You inspire me and also your blog is one of the ones that when it comes into my google reader I click on it first!

    Thank you for all your hard work on this blog. You do make a difference especially MINE!


    Jennifer

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  14. TA-DA!! It looks fantastic!!

    Great job :-)

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  15. I love the self-patched part - it really adds charm to its beauty. It's sort of like the "errors" put in Amish quilts because 'only God is perfect'.

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  16. Your window looks fantastic! I am a fan of little imperfections. They add character and usually mean you have aquired something wonderful at a fraction of the cost! What's not to love? I'll be looking forward to your french door project!
    Blessings!

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  17. Good for you! I'd never have had the nerve to tackle that project. I've just been scanning your blog. It is truly magical!
    Brenda

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  18. This is spectacular, what a great project and it looks wonderful, I never woulda noticed that spot!!!

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  19. Neat window - looks like you fixed it just fine!

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  20. Oh this is beautiful!!!

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  21. Wow Deb, the glass panel looks wonderful, well done! can't wait to see what you have in mind for the french doors!

    Claire

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  22. Brilliant job. Can't believe that's why people didn't want it. Lucky for you, though :) Looks great. xx

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  23. Perfect and you would never even know. Fixed with love !!! Clarice

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  24. I often think those little imperfections are what makes things more charming.

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  27. Great find and it looks lovely in your window!

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  28. This might just be my all time favorite post of yours (I'm sure I've said that before *smile*)
    I just love, love, love your style. Did I mention I'd like to adopt you?

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  29. And yet another idea that I would like to run with. Thank you.

    Love it.

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  30. It's absolutely beautiful!!!

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  31. The stained glass looks beautiful in your window.

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  32. Wow! How beautiful --what a fabulous repair job!

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  33. Never give in! You've rescued that wonderful window and no one will notice the repair. It's lovely.

    Jody

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  34. It looks wonderful. Great job!

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  35. This looks beautiful and I love your shelf in front of your window. I am going to put one up tomorrow.

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  36. Great window. I have something similar in the window by my sewing machine. Love the way it alters the light.

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  37. I have a much loved little salvaged stained glass window ...with a really bad crack in one of the panes. You have given me the courage to try fixing it! Thanks for showing me the way.

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  38. Wanted to say Hi, I am fairly new to the blogging world and I really enjoy it. I love the stained glass window..you did a great job. Come visit anytime.

    http://www.nothinbutcountryliving.blogspot.com

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  39. I love "perfectly imperfect" pieces like this ~ so much more character! Looks like you found a wonderful spot for it too :-)

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  40. What a great job! That looks great.

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  41. Good job, you make all us do it ourselfers very proud. I'm not sure I would have done as well, that's for sure. I bet no one ever notices. Proof of the love and attention you give the little things in life.

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  42. Great job! It is beautiful hanging in the window!

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Thank you for taking time to leave a comment--I love reading each and every one! I will try to answer any questions you have in the comment section. Due to the amount of spam, I am sadly no longer able to accept Anonymous comments....Kindly, Deb

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