Stained glass on cabinet door
I've made a custom cabinet above our refrigerator for pots, pans, baking sheets, etc. My wife told me it would be great if I could use a 16" round piece of stained glass in the doors, so I custom made the doors as well.
The next question was, illuminate or not? I put my worklight behind it, and it was very pretty, but too bright for a kitchen. Of course, if we use any light at all, I have to run electricity, and I don't think it would be worth the hassle just for a 3W bulb!
Also on the "con" side, it would probably be a smart idea to protect the back side from accidental dings from pots and pans, which would prevent light from coming through.
I came up with an idea, and figured I would come here for opinions! If I cut a piece of plywood to protect the back of the stained glass, is there some kind of glow-in-the-dark paint that I could use that would reflect a dull glow from behind? Or maybe someone else did something similar and there's some other idea I"m not thinking of?
Thanks in advance!