In addition to the painting we decided to pimp up our doorway with a stained glass transom from Artistic Glass. I came up with the design by combining elements from the pattern books they had in store, and they built it to fit our transom opening. A couple of weeks after my first visit they had drawn up the full sized template, and had me come back to choose glass colours. A couple of weeks after that and the finished transom was ready to be picked up.
It took a few hours with a heat gun and putty knife to get all the old putty out, once it was out the transom fit right into the opening. I tacked in some glazier points and nailed in some thin wooden mouldings and voila:
Somethings to keep in mind if you're installing a stained glass transom:
Stained glass isn't very good at keeping the heat in, so if you have an original clear piece of glass in your transom, you might want to keep it in place and put the stained glass on the outside of it.
Do not put clear glass outside of the stained glass. If you do, a little mini greenhouse effect can happen between the glass, and that makes the lead canes soft, and eventually your stained glass begins to sag. And saggy stained glass isn't very pimp!
Cost of the transom was about $490.