At Dreamwalls, we see some unique projects that come through our plant from time to time. Late last year, just before Christmas, a special project came through like Santa delivering happiness. 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.
We received a drawing and CAD (.dwg to be exact) file from the designer:
We programmed the water jet cutter and created the individual pieces:
We then carefully mixed the approved sampled colors and prepared for the fun part:
We carefully followed the drawing – checked and re-checked – and and began painting the individual pieces:
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.
We made sure everything fit together perfectly and that all the pieces matched the drawing specifications.
We carefully labeled everything as per the specification to make installation easy once the backsplash pieces made it to the job site.
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 kitchen.
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.