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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Make It: DIY Metallic Diamond Mobile

By: Capreek Aug 27, 2013

Add a little bling to your decor with this fun and easy mobile you can make yourself!      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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Make It: A Modern Copper Tubing Side Table

By: Capreek Dec 05, 2012

created at: 12/05/2012

A quick trip to the hardware store will yield all the materials you need for this unique, modern side table!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Geometric Pipe Pendant Light

By: Capreek Nov 12, 2012

created at: 11/12/2012

We've been seeing brass, gold, and copper making a big splash in home decor for the last few years, but these metallic pieces usually carry a hefty price tag, especially in the lighting department (um, have you seen the prices of Lindsay Adelman chandeliers??). It's always exciting, then, to see people get creative with inexpensive materials and come up with something super stylish and on-trend, like this brass and copper pipe light!      Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Geometric Lampshade

By: Capreek Jun 04, 2012

created at: 06/04/2012

I recently returned home from a trip to ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair), where everything was brass-y, angular goodness. It was a neo-80s explosion. In a good way. So, spying a low-cost, DIY version of all this shiny metallic high-brow design was quite exciting!   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?


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Making Burnt Brown Bag Sculpture

By: Diy maven Sep 23, 2009


Never in a million years would have I considered taking a match to a paper bag slathered in tacky glue to see what kind of effect would occur. But then again, I'm not in the habit of testing glue for flammability, which is exactly how this technique was discovered back in the 60's. It's a very cool way to get a metal sculpture look without the metal. To give it a shot, you'll need to gather up the following:Continue Reading

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'Bubble' Additions

By: Diy maven Sep 14, 2009

Beijing Hutong Bubble by MAD 28

Bubble additions are popping up in Beijing, thanks to MAD architects. Their metallic outer skins give them a futuristic appearance, but their mirror-like quality reflects their surroundings, making them blend in. Continue Reading

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Jonesing for Stainless

By: Diy maven Jan 11, 2007

 created at: 2009-10-29

Do you feel the need for stainless but don’t have the bucks to replace all your kitchen appliances? Thomas’ Kitchen Art Inc. has come up with a relatively cheap alternative to achieve the look you desire. Enter Liquid Stainless Steel. The brush on "paint" is 100% stainless and automotive grade. A large project kit, which includes "everything you need to transform an average size refrigerator, range and dishwasher," will set you back $139.Continue Reading

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