I would like any ideas on what to do with left over thick glass tile squares?
And also can you put these on the 'floor'? in a non- high traffic area? Or even in an outdoor area? ALSO>>> I just moved back into my once upon a time 'dream home'.... renters have done $16,000 worth of damage! I am crushed! Thank goodness me and my boys are pretty good DIYers... but I need some help here folks! I need to be pulling some cheap tricks/ideas out of somebody's DIY bag to able to get this place back into shape. :-)
Stuff them with christmas lights for a cool light feature, After you put the lights in you canalso fill up the spaces with glass beads for a little color.
if they are vintage, they may explode if you cut them. We used some vintage blocks on the half wall of our bar. We put a light in the cabinet behind them.
I'm looking more for wall ideas, I guess... not so much decorations... and uses outside... can you use these instead of lattice under a porch area?
I had a friend who had a very very small space between upper and lower cabinets of her kitchen, and it was an outside wall, so to bring more light in they cut out places for the glass blocks all across underneath a set of cabinets, adding more light to the kitchen without more heat. Looked really custom.
Cut a whole in them and use them as a vases. Use them as decorative lights. Use as a flower bed boarder. Use them as a riser for a glass top. Bookends on a shelf.
I used mine underneath a old cabinet and made a bar out of it,run lights in it two bar stools and you got it.
Renters can be wonderful or awful. After our last experience we sold ours- too expensive doing repairs after each tenant. We had to spruce things up quite a bit to sell, including a new kitchen floor (even the underlay was ruined. As for your glass tile, how about a half wall of them in the bathroom for more privacy if they are structural, if the toilet is in plain view? I like the cabinet and window ideas, too. In the basement, you could probably use them to define an area. Outdoors? Not sure, but, glass should hold up with the right adhesive. I googled glass tile and came up with backsplashes, etc.Here's a link to one place that used them outdoors: https://www.glasstilewarehouse.com/outdoor-pr... There were also countertop ideas: http://www.houzz.com/glass-tile-countertops
I have a cleaning company and we mainly do rentals. If you need any help with cleaners and how to get it clean let me do. I do know shortcuts. And what does and doesn't work. My last own rental I gave up on. As cleaning goes a lot of renters trash apartments because they have to leave a cleaning deposit. So they don't even bother.
When we enclosed the back porch of our first home we used glass block tiles at the sidewalls to bring in a lot of light and give some privacy from the neighbors. They can also be used as transoms over the doors if you have the room.