Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Faux Copper Ideas...

Yep, I'm still trying to figure out how to get the look of copper behind my kitchen wood stove like in the photo below,

without having to spend the big bucks in genuine copper to get the look.

Ooooh I LOVE this antique copper coal scoop. That's the aged/oxidized copper look I'm going for.

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Heck, I would settle for the look of an old copper wash tub, too.

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As much as I love patina on copper, I am not a huge fan of verdigris. At least not a lot of it. Yes, our grand Lady Liberty is "patina-ed" from head to toe and don't get me wrong, she looks terrific. All 305 feet of her. I just don't want all green copper in my kitchen.

I have been researching online and found some interesting copper ideas.

One extremely talented gal (who does faux painting) used copper foil on the walls. It looked really nice, too. But I've never foiled anything and am completely unfamiliar with it.

Then I came across paint that actually has copper in it. So it reacts when misted with their green patina solution. But again, I don't want the green look. I want the aged darkened copper look.

They also make regular metallic paint in two copper shades. I might be able to faux paint the look of darker aged copper by stippling and blending different shades of browns into the copper color... Who knows? I'm no stippler either. But maybe I could be. Or how about some kind of glaze to tone down the copper color? Hmmm... That's a thought.

Copper Penny:


Antique Copper:

Oxidized Copper:

The company is Modern Masters.

Pretty Handy Gal used the oxidized copper on a piece of sheet metal and did this. It doesn't have as much green. It's more subtle and looks nice.

Since 30 bucks for 16 ounces of paint sounds better to me than big bucks for genuine copper, I think you know which one I'm going to try. ((giggle))

Happy Wednesday, everyone!!
:> )


Phyllis Wood said...

Karin,I can't wait to see the end results. I'm sure that it will look spectacular.
I love copper. I think that it has such a warmth about it.
When I was a kid my mother had a pair of copper clip-on earrings and copper spray pin that I loved. Copper always reminds me of those.
Can't wait to see pics.

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Thanks, Phyllis. Isn't it wonderful when something brings back such cherished childhood memories? ♥ Your story warms my heart.
Truthfully, I don't have a clue how it will look. I'll be painting the fire wallboard which is attached to the walls (two boards that make a corner). With the new wood stove placement we don't need them anymore for fire code purposes. But I'm married to a volunteer firefighter. Better to be safe than sorry. I agree.
So either it will look really lame. Or really awesome. But I won't know until I try. :> )

Judi Hunziker said...

Have you tried Craig's list for copper scraps? If you paint the wall board won't that make it flammable?

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Judi, Craigslist is my go to place for everything. ;> ) But it's hard to find copper anything, especially sheets.
Fire board can be painted. It's painted the same as my wall color. Prior to that I had painted faux bricks. My sweet hubs liked it. Me, not so much.
I painted the Betsy Ross flag on the fire board behind our wood stove in the keeping room. I'll never paint over that. ♥

Judi Hunziker said...

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Thanks, Judi! ♥ I thought about tiles, but like the look of one solid sheet. I know... I'm so picky which is why I drive my sweet hubs insane. :> )
I'm going to contact the company to see if there is a way to darken and age the oxidized copper paint without having it turn green.

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

I may not need to go the copper faux route!! I found a site that has reasonable prices for copper sheets. Yippee!

Denise Blankenship said...

Ooh...nice. Can't wait to see pictures.

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