I don’t know about you but I’m still hooked on the copper trend. I’ve had my eye on a beautiful copper pendant light for months, but I can just never justify the expense. So when I saw a can of copper spray paint in a DIY shop, I had a total lightbulb moment… Copper spray paint DIY!I experimented first with a black plastic clock that has been hanging in my kitchen for a while and was in need of some love (a metal lampshade will be next). A couple of coats of spray paint later it has a beautiful, warm copper sheen.
The only problem now is trying to stop myself copper plating everything in my house. See how to recreate the look with the step by step instructions below.
You will need:
Copper spray paint
Your clock (mine was the Jones & Co. Apollo clock from Tesco)
- First take the black plastic frame off and remove the glass then give them both a good clean and set the glass aside for later.
- I then gave the frame 3 light coats of copper spray paint. The one thing I learnt pretty quickly was that several light coats are way better than one heavy coat which can drip and run. I also learnt just how far spray paint can travel if there is even the slightest breeze!
So my advice is to do this outside, on a still day, well away from garden furniture, and to wear old clothes. I learnt the hard way.
- Then all I had to do was wait for it to dry then pop the glass back in and reattach the frame. So easy.
What do you think of this easy peasy DIY? Are you inspired to spray paint something copper? Let me know in the comments below.
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Images: Victoria Harrison