Thinking About Glass…

Soon enough we will have a finished living room and since generally speaking windows are nicer than plywooded openings we need to figure out what to do with this one.

We would like to do a victorian styled stained glass window that will recall what was once there.

We may even be able to use some of the pieces of glass that we found inside the walls from the original windows in this project.

Here is the living room bow window from the alley side. The curve itself will be a fun challenge.

So tonight I spent some time looking at books and sketching ideas.

We are going to come up with a few more ideas and then pick one or two designs to further develop.

What do you think?

6 responses to “Thinking About Glass…

  1. I found your site while searching for stained glass and just adore your blog!!!

    I’ve read through the posts and marveled at the drawings for the stained glass because this is *exactly* what I am looking to do for one set of windows, plus a 4′ circular window and half circle transom above our front door!! The style is perfect and I lo e the details! I kept getting stalled at trying to find some that were salvaged vs. hiring someone who I thought was able to do the job well.

    I am DYING to see these finished!! Whats the eta?

    • Thank you! We are SO excited to be a part of the design process on our window. We knew it would be difficult to find three antique windows that would fit in the existing opening, plus we just happen to know two amazing glass artists (one is close to you in Stafford VA, Bluebird Studios). One of the best things about commissioning is that you can incorporate details and colors that make it your own. Hopefully our windows will be installed in June, we can’t wait!

  2. I can’t wait either!! Oh, don’t you KNOW as soon as I saw your site, I searched them!! She even has her resume posted online and I was disheartened because it said Buffalo NY, but then I saw Stafford, VA and Bluebird and BINGO!!

    I love historic homes and architectural elements!! I almost bought a beautiful house based on the plaster molding and stained glass windows, but it was so far away from work I was just sick about having to pass on it.

    I just love, love, love your site!!!

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