Michel Arnaud

Although it’s not really our style, we’ve culled quite a few ideas from 1st Dib’s excerpt of All-American: The Exuberant Style of William Diamond and Anthony Baratta. We never knew about reverse painting glass: painting glass or plexiglass (which comes in 4-x-8-foot sheets) on the “back” side so that the color shows through on the front, making the glass look saturated with color. We’re thinking reverse painted glass walls could be used in a small apartment to give the illusion of depth and reflected light without using mirrors, similar to highly lacquered walls.We found a great site that explains the technique, and special paint to use,

or you could check out companies that specialize in “architectural coated glass”.  The technique holds lots of possibilities –  doors, kitchen back splashes, shower walls, tabletops…

via Dwell

although we were hard pressed to find many great examples…

Michel Arnaud

But you get the idea…

And from Wary Meyers, a bright yellow “acrylic backsplash” (we’re wondering if it’s plastic or paint)…

White glass table via Dwell

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