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Offline Laurianne

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"Etched" Transom Window
« on: October 27, 2015, 08:23:31 PM »
When we built our home 9 years ago, we planned to put a transom window above the doorway between our kitchen and office. I didn't plan on it taking so long to get around to finishing it, but we just couldn't decide exactly what we wanted to do with it.

This summer we finally finished up the project. My husband made a frame with 3 sections and designed it to match our kitchen cabinets. We bought seeded glass for the two outer sections, and clear glass for the larger, middle section. I wanted to design something for the main section and considered a few options. In the end, my husband and I decided an etched look would be nice.

I put a lot of thought into this project and I wanted to do something that held some special meaning. I decided to use Inkscape to design a theme that depicted memories from my childhood, and was in keeping with the rustic theme of our log home. The design I ended up with was of my late father and me fly fishing. On the river's edge, I included the little log cabin that was on our property prior to building our current home.

After creating my design, I used my KNK Zing to cut Oracal 8810 Frosted Cast vinyl. I applied my vinyl design and hubby installed the window. I am very happy with the results. It's nice to have something that brings back such fond memories for me.transome peeling backing 2.JPG
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Offline brynn

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Re: "Etched" Transom Window
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2015, 08:49:19 PM »
Oh, that's awesome!  Gorgeous  ;)
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Re: "Etched" Transom Window
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2015, 09:27:51 PM »
Thanks, Brynn. Glad you like it!

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Re: "Etched" Transom Window
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2015, 09:44:22 AM »
Really nice design that you can use elsewhere too. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: "Etched" Transom Window
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2015, 08:38:27 AM »
It turned out beautiful!   :ur:
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Re: "Etched" Transom Window
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2015, 12:51:30 PM »
Thanks Susan and Heather!