Raising the Sun Victoria Style [Project 7]

How else would a Victorian celebrate the Victoria Day long weekend than by raising beautiful stained glass sun rays?

Yup, my medieval bed with stained glass panels is finished!  :-o

Gorgeous?  Oh yeah!  8-)

Unique?  Most definitely!  :lol:

My vision has been made reality.  What more can I say?

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It has certainly been a long project.  It started when I moved here & only had a mattress.  A simple platform turned into a four-poster bed.

Then, again simple, wood finials turned into gorgeous stained glass fence caps when I spied them at Home Depot.  Wow, my creativity took over — the time line:

Let me tell you — I was pretty exhausted by the end of this week.  Of course, it was definitely worth it!  ;-)

Now, hmmm, what do I want to make for my next window?  8-)

Update December 2011:

While shopping for Christmas lights, I spied a relatively-short [4' 6"] string of white icicle lights that fit perfectly behind the headboard.  I love the way the 2-, 3-, or 4-length strips hanging down highlight lower parts of the glass.  :lol:

Ooh, even more gorgeous at night now!

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9 responses to “Raising the Sun Victoria Style [Project 7]

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  4. What a beautiful headboard. I love how that turned out. Very creative and original. Thanks for linking it up at HSH!
    Sherry

  5. It looked like a lot of hard work but well worth it! You did a fantastic job, it turned out great. Thanks for linking to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

  6. Now that is some out of the box thinking! The colors are gorgeous! Thanks for linking at The Ivy Cottage Blog for Say What? Tuesday!
    Thanks,
    Amanda

  7. Now that’s some creative vision! I never in my life would have thought to use stained glass like that. You definitely deserve to put your feet up and have a big glass of iced tea after all of that work!!!

  8. This is an absolutely fantastic job! Wow!
    Have a great week.
    ~Pam
    pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

  9. Gorgeous glass! You can tell, a lot of love has gone into this project. Lovely finished product, nice work!