Copper is like gold's younger sister finally attending the débutante ball. It's having a moment and even if you don't buy actual copper, you can easily add some copper to your life with spray paint. I've gathered a dozen examples of DIY copper paint projects to give you a sense of how diversely it can be used to bring glamor and warmth to your home. Shine on...
Above, this old flea market chair was refreshed into a copper eye-catcher with spray paint. See more → Room of Karma
As a step toward de-IKEA'ing her bedroom Emily jazzed up her IKEA FILLSTA pendant lamp with copper spray paint.
This desk organizer was made from cheap glass cylinders (from craft or dollar stores) that were given the copper paint treatment.
Simple wood hangers look much more handsome in this copper paint iteration.
These small succulent holders are actually pvc pipe fittings of various heights and sizes spray painted copper.
An old chandelier is brought back to life with copper spray paint and cleaned crystals.
Simple and cheap - my kind of project. These $1.50 milk jars were taped off and spray painted.
Plain white ceramic bowls are much more glam after some copper paint.
A trend mashup: faux taxidermy and copper.
A large wall of shelves (IKEA"s Ekby Gällö combined with Ekby Tryggve) is made more distinctive with copper painted brackets.
The blogger at With Designs went copper-happy by painting "sad" objects, like these makeup holders, around her home. She lives in Norway and notes that the copper color has a warming effect on her in the colder months of the year.
Even tin cans from your recycling look good with some copper paint. These hold herbs, but you could also use them to hold pencils or flatware.