Painted Back GlassHave you noticed all the painted or colored glass that is popping up in design magazines and websites like Houzz or Pinterest?

I remember the first time I was introduced to back painted glass. It was about 8 years ago, when a sales rep for one of my glass suppliers brought in samples of white back painted glass. I thought it was sleek and contemporary, and I immediately ordered a whole sheet to cover the walls of one of our office spaces. It .

One day a light bulb went off. I love to paint. People have joked that nothing is off limits for me when it comes to painting. I have painted fabric drapes, light fixtures, pillows, and everything in between. Why couldn’t I paint my own glass? I had plenty of glass to practice on!

My first project was going to be my own kitchen backsplash. I was getting sick of the small tiles I had installed about 8 years ago. I didn’t want to go through the hassle of ripping them out. I knew with glass, I could simply put it over the tile. It took me a few tries to get it right, but I did! I wanted to be the guinea pig, I didn’t know if my painted glass would hold up like the dreamwalls, factory made, glass does. That was about a year and a half ago, and the painted glass still looks great.

I made this short video to show you how I paint my glass. I will be talking much more about painted back glass in my next post.