Having LUNCH with an old window – and how to stencil on glass

Having LUNCH with an old window, using LUNCH from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils / funkyjunkinteriors.net
Most often, I grab a plank of old wood in order to make an old sign.

But not today! Having LUNCH with an old window is on today’s old sign agenda.

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I had these two old window frames in my stash, waiting to be loved in some exciting, new way.

And I’m glad I held off. I think LUNCH suits either of these windows, in theme and design!

Having LUNCH with an old window, using LUNCH from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils / funkyjunkinteriors.net
Can you hear the noon whistle sound? Time to grab your lunch kit, and head on down to the local diner (your kitchen), for a fresh pot of homemade soup!

Having LUNCH with an old window, using LUNCH from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils / funkyjunkinteriors.net

Now, stenciling on glass is way different than on a wood surface. So you’ll want to practice on something that doesn’t matter. Here are my suggestions:

How to stencil on CLEAR GLASS

1. Clean surface well, and scrape off any reside to be certain.

2. Position stencil backwards, on the back of your glass, tape into place, then apply paint with a small dense foam roller.

I found the pouncing of a stencil brush removed most of the paint. Swirling made the paint too thin. See what works best for you on a small sample. 

3. Allow paint to dry, before adding another layer if desired.

4. For permanent stenciling on glass, look into the specialty acrylic craft paints meant for glass, or add a glass medium to your paint. 

I just used regular acrylic craft paint, because I intend to scrape the paint off when I wish to use the window for something else.

5. Scrape along the edges of straight letters to remove any smudges once paint is dry.

You can see this cupboard transformation HERE.

Having LUNCH with an old window, using LUNCH from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils / funkyjunkinteriors.net
I really like the effect on glass! The letters aren’t filled in completely, leaving kind of a peppery impression.

And the bonus… if you mess up a little, it looks like it should be like that.

Gotta love rustic decor!

Having LUNCH with an old window, using LUNCH from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils / funkyjunkinteriors.net
Having LUNCH with an old window, using LUNCH from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils / funkyjunkinteriors.net
Can I get ya a cup or a bowl? 🙂

LUNCH : Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils

LUNCH from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils / funkyjunkinteriors.net
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BAKERY shiplap styled sign in a woodsy rustic kitchen / Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils
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  1. Donna a year ago I would have thought this was junk. But since I’ve started coming to your blog I have learned to see the beauty in all these throwaways! It’s bloggers like you that have opened my eyes. It is beautiful and functional!

  2. Love the look of stenciling on glass. I like the chippyness of the letters not being totally filled in. Might have to try that out. Right now I am taking a stained glass class. After that, I may have to try my hand at this.

  3. I was so glad to see stenciling on glass. I’ve got old windows with glass and wanted to do something on them and now I know. Can’t wait to try it. Good to know that the glass can be stenciled with craft paint with the intention to remove it at a later time to do something else with the window. Glad to know I’m not the only one who thinks that way. And I really thought the window with the teacups was adorable. Thanks!

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