Make It: DIY Floating Copper Shelves

By: Capreek Apr 30, 2015
Vintage Revivals

I have a few walls in my home that I'm not entirely sure what to do with -- until I saw these incredible copper shelves!     Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Copper & Wood Hanging Light Fixture

By: Lexy.b.ward Mar 20, 2015
diy hanging wood and copper light fixture
Photo: Vintage Revivals

I don't have anything to say except that I love this lighting installation and my bedroom needs one like it asap! I'm willing to hone my woodworking skills to make one!      

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10 Easy Ways To Add Copper To Your Home

By: Faith-towers Feb 26, 2015
10 Easy Ways To Add Copper To Your Home
Photo: Remodelista

The copper trend is still going strong, and with good reason... it's a warm alternative to silver tone or stainless steel that has been popular for so long. And there are some easy ways to incorporate the material into your space without spending a ton of time or money. Here are ten of my favorites.   

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Make It: Copper Painted Coffee Mugs

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 14, 2015
Photo: Design Improvised

Keep the copper trend alive by giving your coffee mugs a makeover. Who says you can't sip your morning beverage in style? Best part? The paint used is dishwasher safe!      

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Curbly Ornament Challenge: DIY Copper + Brass Geometric Ornaments

By: Capreek Dec 10, 2014

Photo: Capree Kimball

I'm not gonna lie. I'm still very much on the copper and brass train and I wanted a way to incorporate these warm metals into my Christmas decor this year. The answer, of course, was right in front of me: simple geometric ornaments! Read on to see how to make these modern Christmas accessories in minutes.     Continue Reading

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How To: Build A Desk From Copper Pipe

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 24, 2014

diy copper pipe desk

Desks. Everyone should have one! Mine is used for a myriad of things, and I can't imagine not having it in my home. My tastes are constantly evolving so I've always got my eye on the lookout for unique ways to transform a workspace. So naturally, I did a double take when I saw this modern desk created from copper pipe!      

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Make It: Do It Yourself Copper Edged Mirror

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 31, 2014

DIy Copper Edged Mirror

Did you know that copper tape - that's right, TAPE - exists? And that it can be used for all sorts of projects and purposes? My mind is spinning with possibilities. For now, wrap the edge of a mirror in this trendy trendy tape!      Continue Reading

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Make It: Use Copper Paint & Rope to Create Chic & Affordable Planters

By: Lexy.b.ward May 21, 2014

diy copper & rope planters

Copper is everywhere in home decor these days. In my opinion, it's giving gold a run for its money! These planters incorporate two natural and modern elements and cost less than $7 to make!      

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Make It: DIY Minimalist Copper Air Plant Holders

By: Capreek Apr 14, 2014

Copper is a huge trend in DIY decor right now, as are those hardy little air plants you see everywhere. But what happens when you combine the two?! These awesomely minimal DIY copper air plant vases, that's what!       Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Wood and Copper Pipe Dining Table

By: Capreek Apr 08, 2014

Last week, we shared 10 amazing DIY projects that used copper, aka the hot material of the moment. If those projects were on too small of a scale for you, consider trying your hand at this DIY dining room table. I mean, go big or go home, right?      Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Gorgeous DIY Copper Projects

By: Faith-towers Apr 01, 2014

10 Copper DIY Projects

Copper is trending on the internet right now. It's being used to make all kinds of different things, from tables to clothing racks to light fixtures. Here are ten of my very favorite projects.   

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Make It: DIY Copper and Wood Ladder Storage

By: Capreek Mar 31, 2014

Wall hooks, paper towel holders, magazine racks: the creative ways people are using copper plumbing parts just keep inspiring me! The most recent project to utilize this common hardware store material is this clever and super easy DIY ladder storage rack!      Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Industrial-Modern Copper Pendant Lamp

By: Capreek Jan 14, 2014

A little bit modern, a little bit industrial, a whole lot of awesome: this DIY pendant light can be made in one afternoon and enjoyed for years to come!      Continue Reading

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How To: DIY Artwork Made With Copper Wire

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 24, 2013

Create a unique piece of art, using only the materials above. No paint brush, markers, or pens required. This DIY art piece's main material is copper wire. Check it out.   Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Copper and Concrete Clothes Rack

By: Capreek Sep 10, 2013

Sibylle from Funkytime knows the way to my heart: gleaming copper and smooth-as-butter concrete! The two materials just contrast so perfectly, ya know? I'm especially loving how she's combined them in this super functional DIY coat rack.     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Awesome DIY Metallic Vases and Planters

By: Capreek Jan 14, 2013

created at: 01/14/2013

Who doesn't love a pop of shiny, metallic goodness? This design trend has been hot for a couple years and, judging by the huge amount of gold and copper DIY projects we keep seeing, it doesn't appear to be going out of style anytime soon. If your own space could use a little touch of shine, check out these easy vase and planter projects -- they'll add just the right amount of flair to desktops, counters, or windowsills!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Copper Mobile

By: Capreek Dec 13, 2012

created at: 12/12/2012

This is by far one of the coolest DIY mobiles I've ever seen. It helps that it's in über-on-trend copper, of course, but it would look awesome in any color or finish! Check out how to make it below.     Continue Reading

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Yea or Nay: Plumbing Parts Jewelry

By: Diy maven Jan 05, 2011

Everything’s coming up roses! The metallic movement is in full force.  Traditional yellow gold is taking a back seat to the nowness of rose gold.  The cool combination of gold and copper alloy create a brilliance that will stands out in every way, shape, and form. The unexpected metal hue of rose gold nods to luxurious living with vintage flair accents.  Look to Cartier who incorporates the intense element into watches, rings and all sorts of fab things!  Nicholas Kirkwood dazzles decedent crazy-cool-heels in this amazing hue to boot! To create an easy breezy beautiful rose gold statement necklace, take a trip to your local hardware store and pick up copper pipe fittings, also known as couplings. Available in elbow shapes as well as straight options, these materials will cost pennies.  Major bang for your buck, so stock up!  String onto a contrasting ribbon or rope and rev up for a healthy reality of rose gold.

Marvelously metallic or too plumber-y?

Via.

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Hardware Store Decor: Copper Pipe TV Stand

By: Diy maven Sep 22, 2010

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Furniture designer Ryan Wickre has embraced hardware store decor in a BIG way, creating this beautiful TV stand that he calls 'Braash', which, btw, would look superb with my Literary Ladder featured in Make It! Hardware Store Decor.  Ryan made Braash using 3/4" plywood and Continue Reading

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Turn Copper Pipe into a Dining Room Table

By: Diy maven Jan 05, 2010

 

 The New Dining Room Table. All the components were given a coating of a patina inducing solution.

Jim had a box of copper pipe and fittings. After a bunch of measuring, cutting and soldering, Jim had himself a very cool dining room table. He applied a coat of 'a patina inducing solution' to get that well-loved look. You can read more about the project at Junk Market Style.

 Here’s a better shot without the chairs. The 54” diameter glass top will easily seat six.

Photo credits: Jim Healy

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