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Warm Details

This living room promotes its friendly gray and blush tones with warm copper accents. Metallic paint, string, and fabric add perfect details. The shelves are fronted with copper foil electricians tape, available at most hardware stores

Burnished Bowl

Glam up a basic bowl using copper leaf. Follow manufacturer's instructions to apply the delicate leaf, being careful to keep it from crumbling before application. For first-timers, choose an easy design like our mistake-proof ragged edge. Finish with a clear spray sealer.

Shelf Upgrade

Succulents and artwork look at home on a copper-front shelf. Basic brackets become lovely accents when treated with metallic spray paint. Apply three light coats for a thorough, durable finish—and remember to spray all screwheads, too.

Good Spirits

Use metallic porcelain paint to add festive confetti dots to a glass carafe. Dip a paint dauber into the paint, blot on a paper towel, then press it to the glass. Continue applying dots densely at the bottom of the vessel and more spaced out as you move up. Use a cotton swab to fill in dots if needed. Follow paint manufacturer's instructions to heat-set the paint.

Foiled Again

A rugged tree slice gets a brilliant makeover when layered with copper leaf. We generously applied gilding adhesive and copper sheets to the flat surface until we had consistent coverage and shine. For an aged effect, apply fewer metal sheets and let some wood grain show.

Stylish Stitches

Create this sweet botanical design starting with a plain cream-colored pillow. Remove the stuffing, and use metallic gold and copper embroidery floss to stitch a leafy or floral design. Then use fabric-friendly copper paint to add a touch more detail. Restuff and enjoy!

Lighten Up

A copper-painted pendant brightens a room from all vantage points. A metal primer and a slow and steady motion while painting helps to minimize drips on the curved shade. Multiple coats of copper spray paint will maximize sparkle and shine.

Concrete Thinking

A stylish, industrial pencil holder makes for a clutter-free desk. Set three large copper pipe couplings upright on plastic sheeting. Prepare a concrete mixture, then pour the concrete into each of the large couplings. Cut out small circles from plastic sheeting and wrap one end of the small copper couplings so they don’t fill with concrete as you insert them into the wet mixture. Follow manufacturer's instructions for drying time before use.

 

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