Thursday, September 11, 2008

Stained Glass Home Sweet Home

I've been working on getting my kitchen back in order, adding some accessories. This will just take time (and money). I'm not adding holes in my wall until I have a definite plan of action and items in hand.

I did get my curtains up (and I love them...but that's another post) and I've put some accessories out on my counters and repurposed some things. One of my old items that I still wanted to use was my stained glass Home Sweet Home that has hung in my kitchen bay windows for many years.

This is what it did look like:

Obviously the blues just didn't go in my new kitchen, so I picked up some stained glass paint at Hobby Lobby. The only colors I could find that might possibly work was a brown and harvest gold. All the rest to choose from were bright primary colors not really suitable for prim decor. I thought the harvest gold might pass for mustard, but it didn't. It was still too I tried mixing the gold and the brown and it still didn't look right. In the end, I just ended up using the brown on the house and words and leaving the flowers as they were.

I painted the old blue frame the color of my doors...the burgundy red. That was entirely too dark with all the browns. Then I remembered my dining room paint. I pulled it out and painted over the red with the Island Sand and then added a little antique glaze over the top and I like it much better. I think it coordinates better with the kitchen. What do you think?

I guess I'm a little sentimental about it and really wanted to hang onto it since I've had it forever, so I'm glad it worked out. Have any of you ever had a piece of decor you just couldn't bear to part with and you were determined to make it know where there's a will...there's a way?

I've given some of my roosters to my friend, Betty. My next thing is that my red enamelware doesn't really make me happy with the new colors. I'm thinking the black and white would look really nice with my stove....especially since that's where they'll hang mostly...on a potrack by the stove. So I guess I'll start collecting the black and white and maybe if I'm lucky, I'll run across someone willing to for my red. That's the thing about thing calls for another....but I did make my Home Sweet Home stained glass work. Hurray for paint! :)


annasam said...


Linda said...

What a great way to repurpose something that means so much to you.

I have used Rustoleum on enamelware and it worked great! I spray painted two slate blue pieces with dark red with a little black over spray and theycame out great!My pieces were not antiques or very valuable so I didn't mind altering them.

PS - the view out your kitchen window is wonderful!

Leslie said...

I like what you did with the stained glass! It looks so much different and matches beautifully with your curtains :)

Have a great day.

Cindy B said...

I really matches up nicely ...and turned out great!

CozyCoops Corner said...

That turned out great ! I'm glad you were able to make it work and you're right ~ hurray for paint ! I paint things so often I don't know what I'd do with out it !

Jenn said...

I think it looks great Tammy!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

I think it looks great! Funny how a simple change turns into the snowball effect! LOL!
Now that I am older and my tastes have matured, I try to only get things that will work with any color, but mainly prim colors, neutrals and earth tones. But even doing that, it is a vast area of color choices. I guess what I'm saying is that I am much more choosy about what I buy. LOL!

Deb said...

Hi Tammy, I love it on the window. It's very beautiful. deb

Lynn said...

I love the look of your stained glass! You've done a really beautiful job on it! I have a few items that I just can't part with too! I seem to make them work somehow, just as you've done! That glaze sure does make a difference doesn't it? I've not tried using glaze, but you are really convincing me to try it out on something real soon! I love your door that you used the stain on, and now your stained glass too!

Now are those your new valances that you just got up to your windows? I like them, no matter...if they are or not.. They look really nice!

Take care Tammy, and have a really wonderful day!

Love & Blessings,

Anonymous said...

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Back in the Day said...

I loved the stained glass sign! What a great job you did! It looks great hanging in the window too. I wish you lived a little closer too - I would love to sit down and chat a little - I think we would have a blast!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

That is so cute! You did a wonderful job!

Wendy said...

Love it Tammy!!! It looks so good in your kitchen window!!! Take care!~Wendy

Sandy said...

I think it looks wonderful.
Great Job!
And I understand what you mean when you just can't let something go...becoming to attached.
Can't wait for some more pics of your kitchen.

Have a great Thursday!


Sue said...

I think you did a great job with the stained glass. It looks wonderful and I wouldn't have wanted to part with it either.

Sandra said...

Oh that is just so pretty. It's my first time visiting you, love your blog :)

Colleen said...

You're a gal after my own heart, Tammy! Isn't paint wonderful?

Your treasured sign looks just right.

Black Sheep Lisa said...

What a great redo! I love it when a plan comes together!!

Julie said...

Great job!! I love what you did!! I agree--thank goodness for paint. julie

Anonymous said...

Oh the stain glass looks great. I see the new curtains and I love them. I can't wait to see pictures of it all.


Tammy said...

I love it, Tammy, I think it is just beautiful!

Yes, I have several items myself that don't currently go with our decor but I just can't part with them, either.

You did a great job- you're so creative!

Thank you for coming over and sharing in the 9-11 remembrances, Tammy! (I wish you lived closer, too!)

Raggedy Angel said...

You did a great job on that and it looks wonderful! Beth

annasam said...

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Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

What a great job you did on the stain glass, looks brand new and the veiw outside your window is so beautiful.
If you start collecting black and white enamelware I can be on the lookout for it at the fleamarket it goes for really cheap but maybe go up in price since alot are going black in their just never know:)
Hey! I read that you won won't say what until you read about it!
Have a great day!

Julie said...

Oh, Tammy!
You went to alot of trouble but it was sooooooooooo worth it!
Those colors would do really well in my kitchen, too! ;*)
You have yours planned, though, I'm still "fighting" with the house on how it wants to be decorated...... I hope I win!!!???

Oh, and yes, I have things that I just re-purpose and re-paint over and over......