Faux Southwestern Stained Glass Transom Window

After I found the perfect screen door for my kitchen pantry, I had to solve the problem of the 11″ gap above the top of the door to the top of the opening. I decided on a transom window. Ideally I’d have loved to also have found the perfect stained glass transom, but I know better than to push my luck. So I built a quick frame from cedar 1×2’s and nailed it into place above the door. Next up was to figure out the stained glass part.

Now for a permanent solution, I want to commission a local artist to make three panes that will fit in the window. But before I go to all that expense and time, I wanted to make sure I liked the look of what I saw inside my head. So I looked around the internet for a few faux stained glass tutorials, and adapted the methods to use the tools and supplies I had on hand. Here’s what I did:


2 thoughts on “Faux Southwestern Stained Glass Transom Window

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this. I have this weird little window right by my front door, with birds and flowers that were colored in with markers on it and I can’t wait to try this. Such an inexpensive way to fix it, hope mine comes out as awesome as yours! 🙂

  2. I love it, the only thing I might change would be the size of the frame, to match the width of the door.

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