Slumped Bottles Become a Backsplash

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I wanted to create a unique backsplash for a small bar. I went to the liquor store and found unusual shapes and colors. Drinking the wine was the fun part!
Then I took the clean empty bottles to a local stained glass studio and had them "slump" the bottles in a kiln.
Then I used white ceramic tile adhesive and applied it to the back of the bottles. I applied the same adhesive as a layer on the wall and filled in all of the empty spaces with glass blobs. I chose green which created a bubble effect. After the "tile bottles" had set I chose a white unsanded grout and sealed the whole area with tile sealer.
Drinks anyone?! Cheers!

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  • Suzi Harris Suzi Harris on Feb 28, 2017
    Where do you find a place that will do this slump thing, I love it, my hubby is a tile installer and would love to do this in our kitchen or new bar, is it a glass place or ceramic place.

  • Judy G Judy G on Dec 01, 2018

    You mentioned glass blobs. We're these purchased from a glass blowing studio?

  • Donna Elletson Dascher Donna Elletson Dascher on Jan 29, 2019

    Can we slump our own bottles in the oven without breakage?


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  • Becky Partain Becky Partain on Mar 30, 2017
    This is SOOO AWESOME!!! I saved this. This is the very best backsplash that I've ever seen!!
    Thank you so much for sharing. Beautiful project!! Bravo!!

  • Stacy Stacy on Sep 12, 2017
    Love it! So cool!