Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Faux stained glass was the makeover for the hutch I painted, antiqued and glazed several months ago. I finally got the very old vintage mirror on the hutch top finished using a faux stained glass process. This was so much fun, but time consuming to get the details straight and balanced across the mirror.

First, I purchased a few stain glassed designs to get my pattern created and faux leading to tie the design together. Next, I worked with my pieces to come up with a pleasing and balanced design before beginning. Once the design layout was finished I began to add the elements to the mirror. This is when you find out that nothing is straight on a furniture piece. LOL So with a little tweaking here and there, I finally got everything to line up and even. The colors reflect those around the room. The good news is, these faux stained glass designs can be removed later is colors or tastes change. I am happy the way it all turned out and after displaying a little Autumn decor, the stained glass was just what this vintage hutch needed.

What do you think? This was a lot of fun to create. I have worked with gallery glass before and find it very rewarding for an instant stained glass effect. It is a procedure that also works well on old vintage windows, wall mirrors, side lights around entry doors and glass vases and trays.

Thank you for stopping by. I always love your visits. As a reminder, we have a lot of fun events going on this month so please check my sidebar at the top for links to giveaways, parties and contests.
Till next time, I hope you are looking towards Autumn days. Blessings always,
Celestina Marie


Anonymous said...

STRIKING!! My hubs uncle used to put in stained glassed windows in churches in the one of the oldest towns here. I remember we took a trip down to see his work and was absolutely in awe of his work especially in churches. I love the feeling it gives off... don't you think glass breathes?... I do. It emotes something for me everytime I look upon it. Hugs and well done, brava!! Tammy

Robin said...

Fantastic looking!!!!

Shirley said...

I love the look of the stain glass. It really gives it a different look. I am always amazed at what you are doing whether painting or now the stain glass. What can I say, but awesome. It sure hasn't cool down much this evening. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend.

E. Charlotte said...

Lovely! I worked with that faux stain glass stuff before and had soooo much fun! (Mine didn't come out nearly as pretty as yours!) Well done! :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

I love your faux stained glass and that is very clever that you were able to do this yourself.
thanks for showing us and I hope that you are having a wonderful week.


Lululiz said...

The faux stained glass is beautiful and suits the hutch perfectly. Looks very Art Nouveau to me.

Betty said...

It looks great. I used gallery glass in our home when we first moved in on several of our windows. When we had new windows installed the contractor wanted to know what to do with the stain glass windows. I just took the gallery glass off the old windows and he laughed. He thought they were real stain glass windows.


BrushedByAnAngel said...

Looks great! Makes the cabinet look "finished". I thought the Gallery Glass would be hard to work with. What I like about it is it gives the cabinet a change without making it permanent.

Julie Marie said...

Oh Celeste, your stained glass is so beautiful! I honestly don't know how you do all of these wonderful things, I would not have a clue where to start... it looks so pretty with all of your Autumn things displayed there as well... I love the tassel! Everything looks so warm and inviting... I have one of those little glass pumpkin candles... seems like they are vintage Avon? Wishing you a beautiful Autumn day!... xoxo Julie Marie PS Thanks for posting my Barn Chicks party on your sidebar!

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hi Celeste :) Wow! You did an amazine job with that mirror; I've used that Gallery Glass several years ago on a window we used to have here in our kitchen, that separated it from the laundry/mudd room. That stuff is great!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Anonymous said...

It looks gorgeous, Celeste! And it compliments your shabby paint job on the dresser. It's that time of year for feathering our nests for the long winter ahead, isn't it.

I've been doing that too - moving wall art around, putting some away (always feel sad to hide some things away - but there just isn't room for it all!). It's fun! Refreshing!

Hugs, Diane

Anonymous said...

Wowza! great job, Celeste! ♥

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Patti said...

Oh, it's beautiful!!! You did a fabulous job...as you do with everything. You are one amazingly creative and talented gal.

Hope you're having a lovely day.


Ginny said...

absolutely beautiful! But I guess I'm not getting how it is done. Is it paint with a stencil design, or what?
Once again, you astonish me with your creativity!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Sweet Celeste! This turned out fabulous!! Oh how I wish your dear mother could see it. Just beautiful. Love the pattern and the colors that you chose. Beautiful job of accessorizing it, too. It all just looks so lovely in your pretty room. Is this the piece that has your stereo components beneath?

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Love it! Love it! Love it!
The perfect touch for your hutch!! I've only done the stained glass technique on a wine bottle for Chris but really had fun working on it. The transformation of your furniture piece is incredible... you've got to love how it lightens up the room. Everything you touch turns to gold sweetie!!!

Love &hugs, Sherry

Jillayne said...

What a stunning piece of furniture you have created Celestina! You did an amazing job with that faux stained glass - I can't tell the difference at all! Beautiful, beautiful job!!

Mare said...

it look great:))....

Biljana said...

It looks wonderful:)
Your blog and works are absolutely beautiful, bravo:))
I am your newest follower.
Greetings from Europe, Biljana

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Everything is so lovely! I hardly ever paint any more. I just seem to sew and sew, but you have inspired me to get back to painting!

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..