Carnival Colors Create Kitchenette Fun

At Dreamwalls, we see some unique projects that come through our plant from time to time. And every so often, a special project comes through that makes everyone in our organization stop and notice. This was one such project. It was a custom backpainted glass tile backsplash, with 5 different colors, matching outlet covers, and a flowing design that was fun festive. Today, we’d like to share a little about our process involved in creating a truly unique backsplash that is customized in practically every way imaginable.

Step 1:

We received a drawing and CAD (.dwg to be exact) file from the designer:

Backsplash - Measured Drawing & .dwg file

Backsplash – Measured Drawing & .dwg file

 Step 2:

We programmed the water jet cutter and created the individual pieces:

Dreamwalls Water Jet Cutting an exact tiled backsplash

Dreamwalls’ water jet cutter creating a perfectly-fitting, jigsaw puzzle of a backsplash

Step 3:

We then carefully mixed the approved sampled colors and prepared for the fun part:

Dreamwalls Backpainted Glass Color Matching expertise

Dreamwalls Backpainted Glass Color Matching expertise

Step 4:

We carefully followed the drawing – checked and re-checked – and and began painting the individual pieces:

Dreamwalls back painting the backsplash pieces and matching to the drawing

Dreamwalls backpainting the backsplash pieces and matching to the drawing

Step 5:

We heat-cured and dual-coated each piece for durability and opacity; especially important for tiles to prevent trowel marks from showing through from behind.

Heat Curing the Color Coat of Dreamwalls Color Glass backpainted glass

Heat Curing the Color Coat of Dreamwalls Color Glass back-painted glass

Step 6:

We made sure everything fit together perfectly and that all the pieces matched the drawing specifications.

Detail shot of Dreamwalls Color Glass backsplash pieces and outlet cover

Detail shot of Dreamwalls Color Glass backsplash pieces and outlet cover

Step 7:

We carefully labeled everything as per the specification to make installation easy once the backsplash pieces made it to the job site.

The finished backsplash at our Dreamwalls Color Glass factory location, ready to ship to the job.

The finished backsplash at our Dreamwalls Color Glass factory location, ready to ship to the job

Step 8:

The final project; installed and ready to be enjoyed by the homeowners. Okay, this is not actually the real installation (people are private) but this is what I imagine it looks like in what HAS to be an extremely fun kitchenette.

The final Dreamwalls Color Glass Tile backsplash installation

The final Dreamwalls Color Glass Tile backsplash installation

So now that you’ve seen what we can do for others,…what can you dream up for us to tackle? If you’re a tile designer, interior designer, or kitchen designer and have a project like this, get us a drawing and we’ll get a quote started for you. 

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  1. I really like the contrasting colors that you used. I would describe it as “new southwest”. The end result was well worth the work it took to get it into place. Thank you for sharing!

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