Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Leaded Glass Window Shelf

 My friend Karlye brought me this window when she came to pick up her vintage desk a short time ago. She had purchased the window in November and wanted to make a shelf out of it. I thought that sounded like an excellent plan! So we picked colors out and I went to work.

I had Eric cut the shelf and then he attached it for me. The window had previously been painted a few different colors. Purple was even under there somewhere! So I set to work with some Duck Egg. Then painted over that with Graphite. Distressed it. Waxed it with dark aging wax. 

 Added some dark grey pulls I had lying around to pretty it up a bit. 
And it was done!

(Except for hanging it on MY wall and staging it a bit for pictures. I finally got that done last night. And then promptly took it down so I wouldn't tempted to pay her for the window and keep it!)
I love the Graphite with the leaded glass. I think it looks very classy. 

Hope she loves it too!  

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30 comments:

  1. That turned out AMAZING. What a great idea and so beautifully executed as well. I would have been tempted to keep it too! You staged it beautifully. I am sure your friend is going to love it.

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    1. Such a nice comment. Thank you so much for it! My friend actually got her shelf last night and she did love it! I'm so glad. :)

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  2. It is always a great day when i can find a diamond paned window. love the finish you chose and the way you styled it for the photo. Quick! Run go hide it! Oh, no, she had already picked it up? Do you think she would miss it if you sneaked . . .

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    1. She lives just down the street from me, so it's very tempting to sneak it out of there! lol Thanks so much for the nice compliments. :)

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  3. Your shelf turned out wonderful. So cute! Thank you for sharing at TTF. Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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    1. Thank you so much Diann. :) Have a wonderful weekend too!

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  4. I can totally see why you were tempted to keep.

    Mollyxxx

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    1. Yep. very hard to let go, even though it was her window! lol

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  5. I am loving this, too! What a great idea to attach a shelf! Following you now - great blog :)
    Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling

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    1. That means so much to me Cathy! Thank you so much for being a new follower :) :)

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  6. Darling! I love the shelf.
    I found you today at the Nifty Thrifty Linky. I hope you can stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of Vmg206
    www.vmg206.blogpsot.com

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  7. It is gorgeous! What a great idea! I love your vignette, too! So pretty. I just pinned. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Hope you are having a great week! Hurry up Friday. :)
    Hugs
    Kathy

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    1. Friday is here now! Yay! And thank you so much for saying that about the vignette. I always admire everyone else's so much. Makes me feel good to know I've done a good job with that too! Hugs!

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  8. You did such a great job! LOVE it!!! hugs...

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  9. I love how this turned out. I love the wood bird also. Thank you for joining us at Transformed Tuesday this week.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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    1. Thanks Peggy! (P.S. I got that little wood bird at Michael's for $2 and i love it too)

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  10. Love your style! Would love to have you link up with us at Give Me the Goods Monday!

    http://www.marriedfiling-jointly.com/2013/03/give-me-goods-party-1.html

    ~Chelsea @ Married Filing Jointly

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    1. Thanks for inviting me Chelsea! I just linked up and am working on following the hosts. Glad you like the shelf! :)

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  11. Hi Denise,
    I really like the way you finished this. Looks great with the leaded glass. Thanks for sharing it with SYC. Your friend is going to love it!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks Jann, for the compliment and the party! And she really did like it. I'm so glad! :)

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  12. This is such a great idea - so cute! Plus, I LOVE your little blue bird!

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    1. Thank you so much Kris! I really like that little bird myself! :)

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  13. Love this! It is absolutely beautiful!

    Thanks so much for linking up at Give Me The Goods Monday! Can't wait to see what you link up next week!

    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  14. this is such a wonderful idea - you did an amazing job - well, the two of you - I know your friend will lovelit,
    I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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