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Easy Stained Glass Plate Racks and Painted Vintage Glass

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We love stained glass and here's our way to get the look easily using thrifted plate racks and colorful dishes.

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How to make faux stained glass

Photos can't do these dazzling plates justice. This is vintage Indiana Glass painted with Pébéo Vitrail, a premium glass paint product.

Stained Glass Plate Racks

We found the racks on Facebook Marketplace and used cardboard circles so that we could hang them in the perfect spot in our windows.

We painted the racks a medium gray to look more like lead.

Making Faux Stained Glass

The finished stained glass window effect was made by painting Indian glass plates with Pébéo Vitrail glass paint.

How we made stained glass plates

Painting Vintage Glass

Easy Stained Glass Effects

How to Paint Vintage Glass

The swivel hangers used made it easy to hang the racks.

Swivel Hanger

The hook on the window frame shown below.

Stained Glass Rack Hook

Adding faux mullions on either side of the racks draws your eye to the design.

How to Make Faux Mullions

The mullions were made with shelf edging painted white, held against the window with mounting putty on the top and bottom.

Pebeo Vitrail on Vintage Glass

This high-end glass paint made the stained glass effect on vintage dishes so much fun. We're doing a tutorial on this craft next.

Stained Glass Window effects project

DIY Easy Stained Glass

How to make faux stained glass

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