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Glass paint is at home in any home

Glass paint is at home in any home

Architects have to consider a wide range of factors when designing a home. One of the most significant concerns in architecture today is energy efficiency. Choosing designs and materials that make the most efficient use of space, energy and light is important. Glass paint may be emerging as one of the go-to decorative materials of […]

Glass paint décor in your home

Glass paint décor in your home

A growing trend in residential decorating is stained glass. Although stained glass has been made for nearly 2,000 years, it didn’t become popular in residential settings until about the mid-1800’s. Since stained glass is typically hand-made, it tends to be expensive. It fell out of favor during the Great Depression, and is only now making […]

Using glass paint in your back and side entryways

Using glass paint in your mudroom

Your entryway often makes your home’s first impression on your guests, so homeowners often spend time making their guest entryway as welcoming as possible. But homes often have more than one entrance, and the other entries to your home deserve some love, too! Glass paint can help you dress up the entryways to your home […]

Painted glass or stained glass?

Painted glass or stained glass?

If you’ve paid attention to the stained glass industry, you know that there’s a significant controversy that’s arising around stained glass. Stained glass has been used for decorative purposes since the Middle Ages. The “stained” portion of stained glass relies on the inclusion and melting of heavy metals to create the intense colors that stained […]

Need frosted glass? Make your own!

Need frosted glass? Make your own!

Frosted glass has a lot of upside, especially if you’re trying to create privacy or cover up an unattractive view. True frosted glass is made in one of two ways: mechanically or chemically. Mechanically frosted glass is created when ordinary glass is sandblasted. The surface of the glass is lightly abraded by the sandblasting process. […]

How difficult is it to backpaint glass?

How difficult is it to backpaint glass?

Home decorating projects can sometimes take on a life of their own. What seems easy or straightforward can often be interrupted by a host of “requirements” that you didn’t foresee. So, when a project like backpainting glass comes along, you might wonder just what you’re getting yourself into! Backpainting glass is easy. It requires no […]

Glass goes to work

Glass goes to work

Here’s an interesting fact: ten years ago, the average employee office space measured about 250 square feet. Today, the average employee office space measures about 175 feet. That’s a 30% reduction in space. Not surprisingly, the average cost per square foot has risen in the same time by about 30%. In certain cities, the cost […]

Glass as a wall covering

Glass as a wall covering

Glass is typically used in windows and doors. In some interior spaces, glass is also used to divide the space without visually reducing it. Glass can also be used creatively to laminate interior surfaces. As a laminate, glass offers a number of options. First, it offers a premium appearance, but it’s comparatively inexpensive. It can […]

Glass can open up a small space

Glass can open up a small space

Competing priorities are making some big demands on designers. On one hand, people want to have enough space to move, work, relax and feel comfortable. On the other hand, people are becoming exceptionally aware of the true cost of sprawl. The desire to minimize one’s footprint – whether being driven by space, energy consumption, or […]