Local Heroes at High Point Market


Before everyone comes into NC for High Point Market, it helps to have a game plan. With countless buildings, thousands of vendors, and so many showrooms to see, you have to make a list of the can't miss locations and showrooms to hit or your feet may fall off before you get to everything. Here … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Penland School of Crafts

Various types of art are always on display at the gallery. 
Photo Credit: Penland School of Crafts

March is National Craft Month, so today we're heading to one of North Carolina's most inspiring spots for artists....The Penland School of Crafts. Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the school is surrounded by quiet, rural countryside and mountains in the distance. It's the perfect place for … [Read more...]

The Best Way to Clean Mirrors

Tools for cleaning glass

Yesterday, I spoke a little about the resiliency of Dreamwalls Color Glass to baked-on, marked-on gunk. Today, I'll do the same for mirrors and other clear glass products. FIRST: Remember, moisture is the enemy of all mirrors. Windex, vinegar, water,...doesn't matter. All moisture is bad to a … [Read more...]

Cleaning Backpainted Glass

Cleaning: Baked on Spaghetti Sauce, permanent markers, dry erase markers, on backpainted glass.

  Backpainted glass - when produced well - is no match for stubborn stains. Whether it's used as a markerboard, and a Sharpie® gets accidentally used; or spaghetti sauce gets spattered and forgotten; glass is an amazing surface to clean. In today's short video, I'm going to show you the … [Read more...]

Every Man’s Obligation

Albert Einstein

"It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it."  ~Albert Einstein … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: The Avett Brothers


 “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." - Plato I'm a huge music fan. Any genre will do, as long as it's a good song! A few years ago my boss Ben introduced me to a group called The Avett Brothers  and I've been a big fan ever … [Read more...]

True Beauty Comes From the Light Within


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Best Beautiful Backsplashes

  (Like how I went with the green backsplash for St. Patrick's Day?) A lot of our back-painted glass product goes into kitchen environments. They're not all residential kitchens either,...some are in corporate break rooms and institutional environments.  As I'm away working a glazing … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Celebrate Nat’l Quilting Day at the NC Arboretum

NC Arboretum's Quilt Garden
Photo Credit: www.romanticasheville.com

  Tomorrow, March 15th, is National Quilting Day. Established in 1991 by the National Quilting Association, it's a day to celebrate the art of quilt making and all of the folks who work hard to create those distinctive patterns and designs. Quilting, which dates all the way back to ancient … [Read more...]

What Will Color Market This Spring?

High Point Market: Color Trends - Spring2013

We have been registering for High Point Market, looking forward to seeing the upcoming trends that will emerge. But before our trip, let's look back at what was happening in Spring of last year, and you'll realize just how pervasive these color trends have been over the past year. We can't wait to … [Read more...]