I have such a love for stained glass. It just speaks to my soul!
If you have seen in some of my other posts like this one I have many stained glass accents in our cottage home, as that post shows some of my stained glass lamps and my stained glass panels along the patio doors in the dining room.
Well we recently did a bathroom remodel and we redid just about everything in there, but the one thing we kept was our stained glass window.
The above photo shows the main part of the bathroom. We redid all the cabinetry, sinks, granite countertops. To the immediate left is our tub and next to that our newly tiled shower and around the corner to the right the toilet and walk-in closet. We were thrilled with the results! However, above our tub in the original bathroom was a large glass block window. We didn't care for the look of glass block, so I was able to find this stained glass window online that was actually supposed to hang vertically - but I thought why not hang it horizontally? It would be perfect to disguise the glass block, yet still let natural light into the room. My hubby indulged me and framed it in and we had an electrical strip of lighting put in with it. It was a perfect solution for the original bathroom and we still love it in the new one too.
So in the evenings if we want we can light it up (as once it gets dark it doesn't show up much)
And during the day sunlight just gleams through it! So that has been my go-to solution for many things in our home - from using a stained glass lamp to fill a corner to using it as an accent alongside our doors. And in this case a stained glass window to cover up an ugly glass block window. I think repurposed places are often recycling stained glass and could be a good option for finding just the right piece. In most situations I have found it's not much more of an expense than to use other materials... and in my opinion it's so much prettier.