All That Glitters Is Not Copper

Copper is making a big comeback in the field of home decor. I always have a soft corner for all things copper, It’s beautiful earthy tone adds a classy touch to your decor.

But things made of original copper are kind of expensive. Let me show you an easy way to get the same classy look for a fraction of the cost. I am sharing some of my copper projects to inspire you all.

Are you ready to take a  journey to the land of iridescent copper ? You will be amazed how a tiny touch of metallic  paint can completely change the look of a basic object . 

Vignette With Copper and Gold Accents

Instead of using the flowers I have painted the wooden grapes in gold and used it in the vase and painted the two votive holders in copper which was just brown in color and added two of these mercury glasses to create a unique vignette. 

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Terracotta Plant Pot 

This used to be a plain old terracotta pot. A tiny coat of copper makes it looks so nice.


Brass Fruit Bowl


This brass fruit bowl was looking so dull after using it for many years. I decided to paint it copper, now look how beautiful it is with the fruits in it. 

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Wooden Horse


This used to be a plain  brown wooden horse, I painted it in an iridescent copper and hilighted the saddle in gold now it’s truly an art piece.

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Brass  Vase

This was a plain old vase, I changed it to copper to go with the theme of the decor. Now the lush green money plant looks so good in this copper vase. 


Brass Plant Stand 

This plant stand was made in brass . It was tarnished no matter how much I polished it didn’t get the new look so I painted the border and the legs in copper now the beautiful design just pops.

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Materials Used 

  • Acrylic paint – copper & gold 
  • Sponge brushes
  • Paint  brushes 
  1. I have used Golden Artist colors – acrylic metallic paints.
  2. The best thing about this is , it literally sticks to any material like glass , metal, wood and plastic and its water proof . 
  3. Paint  just one coat and let it dry completely. It is so thick you don’t even need a second coat. 
  4. Do not use thinners, use it just the way it is. 
  5. These sponge brushes are great for projects like this. It covers large areas without showing streaks.
  6. Use fine tip brushes to paint around finer details.

Hope you never throw out anything just because it looks old, turn them into copper or gold with your Midas Touch 🙂 This is such an easy and inexpensive DIY. All you need is the right materials, creativity and lots of patience.




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9 Comments Add yours

  1. You did a great job, especially impressed with the detailed pieces( 2 toned)

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    1. Thank you for the compliment !

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  2. Looks so pretty! I have a question please, why are there 2 shades of copper and what’s the difference between them? Thanks 😊

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    1. Hi Priya , Thank you ! One is a light ( fine ) copper . Which I have used in the horse . The other one is a little bit brighter version of pinkish copper. Hope this answers your question. 😀

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      1. Yes thanks! Now I’m inspired to try this out too 😀

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  3. Everything looks awesome..

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    1. Thank you so much !

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  4. Looks wonderful !!!

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