Backsplash Custom Possibilities

In the 10 years we've been making Dreamwalls Color Glass backpainted glass, we've created a LOT of backsplashes. As a backsplash surface, backpainted glass just makes a lot of sense. It's easy to clean, it doesn't have a lot of seams or any grout to keep clean, and it is sealed water-tight with … [Read more...]

Storefront Glass Comes Home

Tempered Glass Storefronts have been used for retail purposes for a long time. As the hardware and engineering improves, more and more glass is used in retail to allow the customer to see inside, find it inviting while walking by and receive more information about what the store is all about quickly … [Read more...]

Tempered Glass: The Gardner Way

What IS Tempered Glass? Tempered glass is regular annealed glass that has been processed by a controlled thermal process to increase its strength in comparison to annealed (untempered) glass. The glass is heated in a special oven almost to a liquid state, and then cooled very quickly to create a … [Read more...]

The Colors of Spring ~ Part 2

Yesterday, we looked at the bright-color leader that we've been sampling a lot of this spring. Today, we'll look at the moodier palette we've been working with; Deep greens! It's not the bright "Greenery" of Pantone's Color of the Year,'s more of a dark mallard green, teal, or deep bluish … [Read more...]

Shadow Play: Benjamin Moore’s 2017 Color Of The Year

As 2017 gets towards its mid-point, we enjoy reviewing various colors of the year to see their staying power. Pantone has "Greenery," Sherwin Williams has "Poised Taupe," and PPG/Pittsburgh Paints has "Violet Verbena." But after going to High Point's Spring Market, and the AIA and talking to … [Read more...]

#HPmkt ~ Black That’s Anything But Basic

At this year's High Point Market, the big trend was dark. Sure, a pinky blush was still popping up from time to time to lighten the mood; but overall the tone was somber. The weather was cold and rainy for most of market this year, and inside the mood was stormy as well. It was a bold and dramatic … [Read more...]

A Look Back at AIA 2017

Glass at AIA was big. Really representing. Between decorative glass folks like us, window and door companies, and associated hardware that works with glass, there had to be 50 or more companies that work with glass. The growth of glass in the marketplace was not hard to see. Highlights from … [Read more...]

High Point Spring 2017 : Color Trend

The most pervasive new color combination spotted all over Spring 2017 High Point Market is somber matte black, with a shiny copper pop. It was spotted in tabletop, casegoods, lighting, and more. The below is from HomeTrends & … [Read more...]

Dreamwalls Antique Mirror: First Quality

Dreamwalls Antique Mirror is created by what we call a "first quality" process. To fully understand what that means, it helps to understand how antique mirror is normally made. In the past, antique mirror was created as a secondary process. The maker would take a normal mirror and strip it of its … [Read more...]