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Glass on Glass Vintage Window Project #2

I found this 10-panel vintage window in Orange, California. It survived the drive back to the Midwest – on top of the truck – and measures 5′ x 2′ feet. The window has a sturdy frame and the glass is in great shape plus … it has really cool hinges that I’ll leave as is. Considering how long this took to create I may have to keep this piece and find a place for it in the cabin.  It’s a favorite!

This window was probably hung the wide way over an old store front somewhere.

Cleaned the entire window with vinegar & water and let it dry. Started to cut the glass pieces and create the design. Made the decision to not glue it down during the design.

You don't find inspiration. It finds you.

Next time … I’m going to trust myself and glue the glass as I’m laying out the design.

Perfect first pass and not a single piece glued.
Perfect first pass and not a single piece glued.

Glass on Glass – 10 Panes – Private Collection

glass on glass
10 panes © mara lee

5 thoughts on “Glass on Glass Vintage Window Project #2”

  1. what glue did you use?I’ve had glass crack after I glued pieces on. I think the glue may have something to do with it?


    1. Hi Barb, So sorry for the delay … we’ve been moving and unplugged;) I use E6000 clear adhesive and haven’t had the window glass crack before. However, there have been times when I replaced the thin glass found in vintage windows just for that reason. 😉


  2. My friends and I did this project last Thursday 7-2-15. I used a clear 6000 tube of glue, it was white when I put my project together but 3 days later and the glue is still partly white. Have you ever had this happen to you, when the glue doesn’t dry clear as its supposed to?


    1. Sorry for the delay, Marilyn. If it was white and not clear, when you glued on the glass then … it was unfortunately white E6000. 😦 They call their white E6000 glue Blanco and almost made the same mistake once. 🙂


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