We really love our glass outlet plate covers. In fact the covers really inspired our design. I did not like the way most plate covers
stuck out like a sore thumb. We love the way we were able to hide ours in the design, after all we wanted the glass tiles to be the focal
point not the electrical outlets! So keep that in mind when you look at the pictures, it is hard to see all 4 of our outlets!
I get compliments from everyone who sees them, thank you so much for helping us achieve the design we wanted. I loved them so much
I mentioned them on my card making blog too! We will be back again soon for more! Thanks, the post where I mentioned
From: Sherry Blevins, Charlotte, North Carolina
My new glass tiles were so beautiful that I couldn't bear the thought of putting those cheap plastic outlet covers back on.
After a thorough online search, I found these awesome glass covers. After a trip to the hardware store I was able to match the color of the tiles,
so I painted the backs with a roller. All that I had to pay for was the roller and the paint sample which was only a few dollars.
I thought I would have to spray paint, but the roller worked just fine. The look is high end and has received many compliments from guests.
A word of caution though, the camera that they typically use to match paint colors wouldn't work on glass because of the flash,
so I had to eyeball it. Luckily, it worked out great! Thank you Arnev for the great product!
A beveled glass switch plate!! Swoon. It just adds to the glamour of this little room. And I think it was totally worth the $11 price tag!
You must read how these were created by Kathy Spinella:
I am very pleased with the clear beveled glass switch plate covers that I purchased for my kitchen.
Both the quality and customer service was excellent.
I have a glass backsplash and wanted my switches and plugs to blend in with the glass. I took a photo of my backsplash to scale
and used it beneath the switch plate. Tip: laminate the photo if it is near the sink to prevent the photo from bleeding in case it gets wet.
Thank you, Kathy Spinella
From: Judy Bunch, Charlottesville, VA
In our Asian inspired kitchen we used Japanese Chiyogami paper. Your glass switch plates were the perfect solution for us
as we could not find anything off the shelf that we liked for our new kitchen.
We bought the switch plates before we figured out what we were going to do with them
and tried several ideas before finally deciding on the Chiyogami paper.
From: Judy Averitte
From: Pam Engel, Great Falls, Virginia
(but originally from Wisconsin!)
My backsplash tiles are an Italian crackled glass tile. My goal in finding the right cover plates was to be able
to duplicate the color of the tile and the crackle finish. The Arnev product provided the perfect solution!
I applied a crackle glaze to the back of the cover plates and then paint. that matched the color of the tile. When they dried,
it was as if they had be custom made for my kitchen.
The glass makes the switch plates shine like the tiles. The color is perfect since it was customized.
And because the switch plate face is glass,
they are very easy to keep clean. Take a look yourself.
Many visitors have asked about where to get them and have been happy to direct those that have inquired to Arnev.
Yours truly...a very satisfied customer,
From: Jeanette Damato, New York: I ordered your glass switch plates for the glass back splash in my new kitchen.
I found the closest color match, painted the back, and the result is a seamless look.
I couldn't picture any better solution!
and see what they do with our clear glass switch plates for their customers.
From: Theresa King and she said:
I painted mine to match my glass tile.
Tara A. Waits,
Design and Project Coordinator
They are in the backsplash - we backpainted it with a coordinating color from the glass tile.
From: Brian Cartel of
Castle Glass LLC, Omaha, NE
The glass switch plates are used with our custom color backsplash glass.
From: Ron Sumners, Melbourne Florida.
I back painted the plated to match the backsplash tile.
The plates worked out perfect for us! I was able to match the paint to our backsplash tile perfectly. We get many positive comments about it. Thanks!
Shelley from Charlotte, NC
From: Clint Hopkins at Lucid Glass Studio.
Attached is an example of where we used your plates.
From: Cathy Zion. The painted switch plates matched great with our glass tile backsplash. I gave our tile store your website address. Thanks !
From: Suzanne Miceli, Carrollton, Georgia
Kitchen: matched switch plate by painting a piece of poster board to match glass taupe subway tiles and placing it behind the plate.
Looks perfect and blends seamlessly. Thanks!
From: Sonja Pinero
From: Lori Haug
From Anabela Vendas: Here are three pictures of the clear glass switch plates I purchased from you.
I spray painted the back in a coordinating color to enhance the tiled backsplash.
Attached are pictures of our switch plates. Jerry Kinneman at Heavy Lux back-painted the glass with metallic aluminum-colored paint.
Then he back-painted the switch plates to match.
(I was not going to allow "matching" plastic switch plate covers as was suggested, so when i found your covers I was thrilled.)
Thank you again for this wonderful product.
From Terry Barrow
We have a room in our home we have decorated as a cartoon room. We have drawn and painted cartoons on the wall.
We used the glass outlet plates by placing cartoons from the paper behind them.
We laminated the paper and cut to size. Here is one example.
From Bianca Conti in Baltimore, MD.
The glass plates were easily matched at a local paint store with the
tile and easily installed by my contractor Winner Construction. Great product!
From Judy Collins of Dallas Texas
From Elizabeth Mangum
from Janet Hoover in California and she said: I painted the back to match the tile as I wanted covers to blend rather than stand out.
From: Mary Hammond, and she said: I painted a gold stencil on the back and mounted it with a white paper backing.
From: Kelly Martin, Buffalo, NY
Jo Ann Piazza Naples, Florida She said: Here is the finished product using your clear glass switch plates. Perfect look.
From Sandi Elwell from Illinois and she said: I painted the back of all the outlet covers with black spray paint for glass so they would blend in with my black glass backsplash. Sandi Elwell, Illinois
From Lucy Pellegrino of Massapequa, NY. These worked out great. I had a sample size container of paint custom mixed at Home Depot to match my glass tile. I painted the back of the glass plates with a few light coats of paint. I really like how they turned out.
From: Dana Brewer. Tuscaloosa, Al. Love your products!! Beautiful!
I am so glad I found your website when looking for these swithplates. My husband painting them and I think it is a perfect match for my backsplash.
From: The Outer Banks of North Carolina. Designers: Albemarle Contractors, Inc. P.O. Box 14 Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
She said: Attached are two photos of switch plates that I did for my Granddaughter's bedroom.
She is three and loves purple, princesses and Minnie Mouse. My daughter purchased a Minnie Mouse bed linen set that had a bedskirt that was black with white polka dots. I converted the bedskirt to window valences and then painted the switchplates to match.
I laid the polka dot material down on my table, face up. Then I positioned the glass switchplate on top of the material, face down. I then used white acrylic paint and a small, round paintbrush to match the white polka dots. (It was quite easy to see them clearly through the glass plate). I waited 30 minutes then painted the entire back surface of the plate with black acrylic paint. After about an hour, I sprayed the back of the plate with a clear coat acrylic paint to set everything.
Images from: Carol Sobol of Dallas, Texas
I painted the switches by mixing white and a bit of grey. The backsplash is glass bubble tiles with a grout made with white crystal crushed glass.
Thank you for asking me to share. Hope you like!
From: Diane Fiveash of San Angelo, Texas
She said: I painted the glass with metallic colored nail polish that matched the colors in the glass tile. I wanted the colors to look muted so I used non acetone polish remover and a paint brush to thin the polish down.
From: Sandra Teach
The glass plates are great, now you need to invent one that will protect the socket, but still be able to tile over! Thanks,Sandie
Leslie Glick - California
I've decided thus far to leave the glass unpainted. I like the subtle sense of behind the scenes look.
In the future I might add further camoflauge. ( : I really like the backplates and stainless front labels.
Good luck with the millions of photos you're going to receive!
Image from Debra Miller and she wrote:
Who knew that you can have spray paint done to match your back splash glass? We did at Sherwin Williams.
I painted the back of the glass plates and you can barely see them.
From: Elizabeth in Florida
From: Laurie Simon and she says they love them
We would love to see our Clear Beveled Glass Switch Plates in your home.
For years our customers at Arnev Products, Inc. have sent us images of the finished project to show us how great our switch plates, floor boxes, cabinet hardware and other products worked in their homes or offices. We have now put together a “Photo Gallery” for all our customers to see what and how some of these products were used and perhaps give other customers some new or fresh ideas as to how they to could use these products.
We think this is a great idea with our beveled clear glass switch plates. They are simply spectacular with the beautiful glass back splashes that are very popular for the kitchen or bath room. There are many home shows on TV that are always showing glass back splashes in the construction projects for new or renovated homes, so we are also introducing our clear glass switch plates to these tile companies and contractors to showcase and enhance their tile projects..
Here are some directions for painting the back sides of these beautifully constructed beveled clear glass switch plates to match your decor.