Countertops made of recycled glass are colorful, eco-friendly and durable. The artisan who fabricates these particular countertops, Dakota Surfaces, makes a weekly run to IKEA to collect broken glass from damaged furniture and housewares.
The custom niche inside the shower of this California guest bathroom is crafted from remnants of the tub deck and recycled-glass countertop. The homeowners love blue, and even their bath products play well with the room's Caribbean color palette.
Landscape glass is a type of recycled glass that’s bright and colorful. It’s a permanent mulch that doesn’t break down. Install glass mulch over high quality (commercial grade) landscape fabric so it doesn’t sink into soil. The glass is tumbled to remove sharp edges, but it does pose a threat to soft-bodied critters like slugs. Glass mulch is popular in xeriscape garden designs.
In this hotel-inspired small bathroom, designer Luca Paganico created a striking focal point with a recycled glass tile backsplash. The mix of tiles pulls the room together, bringing out the colors of the walls and stone countertop.
A Hindu rope plant curls over the rim of a terrarium made of recycled glass. Stained glass artist Sarah Brueck Williams also placed succulent Mesembryanthemum lehmanni in the octahedron-shaped terrarium.
A decorative mosaic featuring recycled glass tile creates a stunning backdrop for a backyard fountain. Two heron statues appear to be wading in the water, adding a touch of whimsy to the water feature.
Sheer white curtains adorn a large pergola in this Mediterranean-style backyard oasis. A yellow stucco wall surrounds the stone patio, providing a backdrop for a recycled glass mosaic, climbing vines and a water fountain.
This family loves the water and are enthusiastic amateur divers. They wanted an underwater theme in the main floor bathroom, so the countertop is made out of recycled glass and evokes the natural waves of the ocean, while the back splash, made of shell-patterned strip tiles-recall the world under the water's surface.
Fire engine red accents jazz up this sleek black-and-white bathroom with a double vanity in the HGTV Green Home 2012. A black tile backsplash behind the mirrors is both eye-catching and easy to clean. The 82-inch-long vanity is topped with polished recycled-glass-embedded concrete, a terrazzo blend material manufactured in Atlanta.
This large wood entertainment center, featuring a a glass-paned hutch filled with books and a TV, is made from recycled elements. The door of the entertainment center came from a mansion in upstate New York, and the bottom part is made from inexpensive kitchen cabinets. The pieces are gilded and aged to achieve a heirloom effect.
This clever collection of recycled glass terrariums in different shapes displays sedums (such as Sedum spurium and Sedum acre 'Aureum') and succulents such as Variegated Candle Plant, String of Pearls, Propeller Plant and Silver Squill. At the top right, Begonia 'Fireworks' brings in a punch of ruby red. A Hindu rope plant and Mesembryanthemum lehmanni are in the same container in front, near a tiny hens and chicks succulent. They were assembled and arranged by Sarah Brueck Williams, a stained glass artist.