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...]

Float Your Faucet

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A big trend we've noticed in bathroom designs involving mirrors, is the proliferation of holes drilled through the mirrors for faucets. Thanks to water-jet cutting technology, nearly any size or shape can be cut out of a mirror in any location you require for your hardware needs. This look allows … [Read more...]

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...]

Mirror Backsplash Magic

Mirror Backsplash in Kitchen

  There are various ways to use mirror backsplashes in kitchen and bath designs; antique, tiled, or crisp and clear,…mirror is a versatile element that can add light and visually expand spaces. I'm loving how designers are embracing more mirror in the kitchen to solve the challenges of … [Read more...]

Antique Mirror Backsplashes

Today we're looking at antique mirror backsplashes in the kitchen. The top demand of a smart kitchen is good lighting, and mirrors easily help illuminate the dark, under-cabinet areas that are where the food prep happen. But many people have reservations that regular mirror will be too "bright" or … [Read more...]

Etched Mirror Backsplashes

Modern kitchen

Etched glass mirror is a practical alternative to the look of stainless steel in the kitchen when used as a backsplash. Created by taking  high-quality acid-etched glass that has a durable, glare-absorbing permanent etched finish; and taking it through a mirror-making process so that it has the glow … [Read more...]

Go Over The Top with Glass

Go "over the top" in your designs by using table toppers.  A table topper is a piece of glass - usually 1/4" (6mm) or 5/32" (4mm) thick, but can go up to 1/2" (12mm) thick - that is placed on the existing top of a table, or some other piece of furniture like a dresser or credenza. Since it is … [Read more...]

GANA: Mirror Information at its Finest

GANA Video - How Mirrors are Made

 Having a glass industry source that you can trust for standards and information is a huge help when specifying glass and mirror. The Glass Association of North America (GANA) is that source. With membership comprised of companies affiliated with the glass industry in every facet, they work … [Read more...]

A Backsplash with a View

Vintage Shutters & Hardware in Raleigh, NC specializes in top grade finishes and "after-paint" touches that make the difference in a home and a home of distinction; shutters, showers, mirrors and hardware. Recently, Vintage worked on a project that incorporated a custom color of Dreamwalls Color … [Read more...]

The Comfort of Glass

I don't travel a huge amount with work, but I'm preparing for a trip in the coming weeks and thinking about hotels. The explosion of hospitality design and hotel designs is on the rise, in no small part because for the past several years, many of the larger chains' franchisees have put off … [Read more...]