Roundup: 10 Awesome DIY Metallic Vases and Planters

by Capree K

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!     

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How To: Make a DIY Geometric Pipe Pendant Light

by Capree K

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!      

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Making Burnt Brown Bag Sculpture

by DIY Maven

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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:

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Jonesing for Stainless

by DIY Maven

 

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...

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