This glorious vintage window was found in Orange, California. Cleaned up the window with vinegar and water, did not sand the frame and double checked that the window was sturdy enough to hold the weight of the ton o’glass I would need to complete the piece.
After playing with adhesives for glass, clear e6000 adhesive is my go-to … unfortunately it’s a toxic adhesive with an overwhelming odor so windows need to be open with no kids and/or pets present.
Since most of the box stores, hardware stores, Michael’s, Target and Walmart carry clear e6000 adhesive it’s pretty easy to find.
All the pieces fell into place quite nicely, it’s a keeper.
When someone shows up with broken remains of a precious family heirloom, it’s always the same tearful look.
Peggy broke a very unique clay candle holder that her mother (who had since passed) had given her as a gift so … using a very cool wrought iron table, we cut a piece of concrete backer board for the bottom shelf … that way you can see the finished piece through the glass top and keep it safe from any further damage.
We arranged all of the clay children (as they were on the original piece) in the center and glued the rest of the broken pieces around them. Added a gold veined glass tile for the border and let it dry overnight.
Used a charcoal grout to finish it off, after the mastic dried.