Stenciled Window Decor

If you ever thought about stenciling on glass I'm here to tell you today that it is easier than you might think! This project began with an old cabinet door with glass but you could just as easily use an old window. 

glass cabinet door

You may have read about the huge stash of cabinet doors and windows I was lucky enough to get from a cabinet door store that closed a few years ago. 

For this project the first thing I had to do was to flip over the window and remove the glass from the back. 

The glass came out easily by removing the little plastic pieces that held it in place. 

back of cabinet door with glass

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If you're using an old window you won't be removing the glass, you will just be working on individual panes. 

You may want to use a smaller stencil if you're working on individual panes. 

cabinet door glass

This would also be a great look on glass cabinet doors you have in your kitchen! 

I'm using one of my favorite stencils from Old Sign Stencils.

This is the original buffalo check stencil and I've used it many times on all kinds of projects. 

well used buffalo check stencil

There is even a larger buffalo checked stencil if you'd like better! 

I used the color Sheep Skin from Folk Art chalk paint for this project. 

paint and stencil brush

I put a tiny bit in a terra cotta tray and used just a tiny amount on my stencil brush

I like to use terra cotta dishes or clay tiles when I stencil because it absorbs some of the paint and it is easier not to get too much on your brush which results in a mess on your stencil. 

I moved the stencil down the length of the glass as I worked. 

I just pounced the semi-dry brush up and down on the stencil as not to have any paint bleed under my stencil. 

stenciling with white chalk paint

When the paint was dry I gave it a coat of spray sealer to prevent scratches. 

buffalo check stenciled glass

Then I replaced the glass back into the window with the stenciled side out.

reattaching the glass

I hung a D ring on the top of my window for hanging.  

Lastly, I added a hook to the front of the window to hang a wreath. 

You never know when you'll need a good wreath hanger!

adding a hook to front of window

This was such an easy project and I love the way it came out. 

stenciled window

You could use any kind of stencil... floral, lace, designs... whatever makes you happy. 

wreath hanging on window

I used a matching window with lace and made an earring holder from it. 

buffalo check stenciled window

This would even look amazing in a kitchen with glass windows as well. 

glass window with wreath

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Here it is hanging in my kitchen, the painting was done by my very talented oldest daughter.

The bench was made by me for fee with a futon I found on the side of the road, its been painted many times. 

farmhouse kitchen with window and painting

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window with stencil and overlay

I love repurposing old windows and when you visit this link you'll see how many I've done here on Homeroad in the past 10 years! 

wall with bench and window and painting

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stenciled window with a wreath outdoor on brick


Old Sign Stencils provided me with the stencil :)


I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .