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« on: April 28, 2012 07:38:33 AM »

Background: I finished making fused glass tiles for a backsplash in my bathroom and told some glass-classmates that I was about to install them. Several advised me to install the tiles "semi-permanently," i.e., adhere them to plywood or some kind of substructure, then install that as a backsplash. Their reasoning is based on what they have witnessed themselves or seen on some popular remodeling television shows where custom art is destroyed with sledgehammers by new homeowners. I feel that any art that I make and install in the house is for my pleasure and use, and should convey with the house when I sell it. However, I was appalled with the thought that new owners might smash the art that I spent so much time on.

Discussion question: Would you install your art permanently in your house, or would you install it semi-permanently so that it could be removed and reinstalled elsewhere?
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012 08:14:03 AM »

After many moves I would install my art semi permanently and take it with me.  just from what I've seen happen on the outside of former homes (thousands of dollars of decks, landscaping and flower beds removed) in every single place makes me crazy.  I wouldn't take the chance of leaving something I spent so much time on behind.  Making your backsplash removeable and perhaps giving the new owners a choice of whether they wish to keep it or not might be a good compromise Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2012 07:59:52 PM »

I'm in agreement with alteredmommy. For something like a backsplash, they can be very taste specific, too.
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2012 11:25:34 AM »

I will do a semi-permanent installation. Seems the right thing to do.

Idea: Maybe Craftster could contact these "reality" remodeling shows and get them to donate or repurpose the custom art instead of destroying it and sending it to the landfill.
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2012 11:28:21 AM »

That would be a cool idea.

I know whenever I think of doing mosaics in the house, it is always on something I can remove. Would be upsetting if someone smashed something I've spent so much time on.
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