Fixing/reusing old stained glass in original frame?
December 13, 2010 10:00 AM Subscribe
Looking for advice about how to fix stained glass in its original window frame so we can hang it inside window in a house.
posted by immlass to Home & Garden (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My husband and I have three pieces of stained glass of the size that would fit in a transom window or door in our garage. The glass is still in its wooden original frames, complete with the sharp ends of nails sticking out of it where it was nailed into the house and chipping paint. We'd like to hang these pieces inside the windows in our new house, but we have no idea of what to do with them to fix them so they can be used. They probably need to be reframed, but I have no idea of how to do that.
Neither my husband nor I is very craft-oriented and we have no craft supplies. Also, we have no idea of what it would cost, and our budget is limited since we just bought a house.
I'm looking for 1. Ideas of what to do with these pieces to make them usable to hang (not to set into a window) or 2. Recommendations for a frame/stained glass shop or craftperson in the Austin area who could fix them or 3. An honest appraisal that this is not worth my time and effort and I should find new pieces and pass these on to someone who can use them.