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: