Meet Your New Best DIY Friend: Copper Spray Paint

updated Mar 11, 2020
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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

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As a step toward de-IKEA’ing her bedroom Emily jazzed up her IKEA FILLSTA pendant lamp with copper spray paint.

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This desk organizer was made from cheap glass cylinders (from craft or dollar stores) that were given the copper paint treatment.

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Simple wood hangers look much more handsome in this copper paint iteration.

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These small succulent holders are actually pvc pipe fittings of various heights and sizes spray painted copper.

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An old chandelier is brought back to life with copper spray paint and cleaned crystals.

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Simple and cheap – my kind of project. These $1.50 milk jars were taped off and spray painted.

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Plain white ceramic bowls are much more glam after some copper paint.

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A trend mashup: faux taxidermy and copper.

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A large wall of shelves (IKEA”s Ekby Gällö combined with Ekby Tryggve) is made more distinctive with copper painted brackets.

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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.

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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.