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!
Gorgeous? Oh yeah!
Unique? Most definitely!
My vision has been made reality. What more can I say?
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:
- bed frame & posts were completed early November 2010 — see Creativity XXIII — Furniture Design
- tables were completed late November — see Creativity XXV — Glass Cutting
- glass panel pattern designed early March 2011 — see Creativity XXXIV — Headboard Glass Panel Pattern
- all the stained glass pieces cut April 24th — see Dawne Thoughts — So Little Time to Write & Photograph &
- slight change to design concept late April — see Glass II — Waiting For the Sun
- glass panels leaded May 12th — see Dawne Thoughts — Glass Panels Progress to Soldering Stage
- stained glass panels soldered & puttied — ready to install May 17th — see Dawne Thoughts — Bed Panels Ready But Where’s My Iron?
- fabric headboard installed May 18th — see Stained Glass ‘n Stuff — Building a Headboard
- panels framed & installed May 20th
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?
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.
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