How do I repurpose a large stained glass window?
What a wonderful thing to have! They are beautiful if you can hang them in front of a window. Good luck and stay safe!
How large is it? Can it be re-used in a cabinet of a piece of furniture. Can it be put in an opening as a room divider? Is it the size where you could insert the glass into an end-table and put a light inside it. I would not re-use it as a table top though because stained glass is made with real lead. You don't want to be touching the surface all the time like you would with a table. If the frame is bad, re-frame it. It might totally change your opinion of it!! I actually don't like using the old window frames that so many of the stained glass are found in. They probably have ages of lead paint on them. See if you can take the stained glass out of the old window frame(if that is what it has) and you can just frame it with zinc. Or get a brand new wooden stained glass frame. Stained glass is beautiful!!
It can be hung over an existing window so you still get to see the beautiful colors, or use it as a cabinet door. It would be especially pretty if the cabinet has a light inside.
Do you have a big blank window you could hang it in? Or you could hang it on a wall with lighting behind it to show it as art. :)
You can hang it outside if you have an area where you can enjoy it.
Cynthia: maybe this will help
You could use it as art on the wall
Could you use any of it as a table top?
Some people frame the glass and then hang them in front of their regular windows. Read this interesting article on hanging stained glass: https://www.gsg-art.com/how-to-hang-a-stained-glass-window.html
You could use it in the garden as a feature, or as a feature for a wall instead of a picture.
Incorporate it into a piece of furniture etc. Sell it on.
Lots of ways -- you can hang it on a wall as an art piece or over a window for some privacy. You're only limited by your imagination and keeping the glass safe.