Reader Project: Tom’s Faux Leaded Glass Garage Windows

It always brightens my day when people let me know that an idea I’ve posted has helped inspire a project of their own. Tom commented on my YouTube Leaded Glass Window Tutorial that he was using the same technique to revamp his garage door windows. I asked him to send me some photos to share with my readers, and he obliged.

Before, Tom’s garage featured nice ornate plexiglass windows, but the Victorian motif just didn’t match the look and feel of his home. He wanted a more “Frank Lloyd Wright” aesthetic.

Before: Victorian style faux leaded glass on the garage


After replacing the old windows with plain glass, he used Plaid Redi-Lead strips on the outside to create rectangle-based geometric patterns that he designed to fit each section.

Prairie style garage window templates

Then, Tom applied Gallery Glass paint on the inside (so it wouldn’t be exposed to the elements) in a variety of textures.

Prairie style faux leaded glass garage windows

Faux leaded glass inside garage windows

I think the end result is great–it definitely has that Frank Lloyd Wright prairie style look to it, and the subtle new pattern blends so much better with the brick.

Gallery Glass on garage windows

Plaid Gallery Glass paint garage windows

Awesome work, and thanks for sharing, Tom!

In addition to the YouTube video, you can learn more about my own Faux Leaded Glass Window project here.

If you’ve used any of my tutorials, feel free to send photos of your work to I love to show my readers how other regular people do great projects, too!


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