I just love copper accents for home accessories, but I don’t love the price tag. That stuff is expensive, man! We put copper gutters on the front of our house last year and let me tell you – ouch. So it came as no surprise to me that real copper planters for my front porch were out of the question. I was going to have to use my plain black urns again this year.
But then a couple of weeks ago the Prize Gods were smiling down on me (which rarely happens), and I won a paint prize of my choice from my girl Tara at Anything & Everything blog and Modern Masters. After I did my happy dance, which consists of a lot of fist pumping and exclamations of “booyah,” I chose their Copper Reactive Metallic Paint set and knew I would try and make my own DIY faux copper planters for my porch.
This was such a fun project and I adore this product. I am going to “copperize” everything because, well, you can use this paint set on just about anything!
SUPPLIES NEEDED TO MAKE DIY FAUX COPPER PLANTERS
- Terra Cotta pots
- Modern Masters Metal Effects Primer
- Modern Masters Copper Reactive Metallic Paint
- Modern Masters Green or Blue Patina Aging Solution
- Optional: Spritzer Cap
HOW TO MAKE DIY FAUX COPPER PLANTERS
Next, I applied two coats of the Metal Effects Primer, per the instructions on the bottle. I primed the inner rim of the pots because I knew that some of the inner rim would be visible even after I planted flowers.
After allowing the primer to thoroughly dry, I applied a coat of the Copper Reactive Metallic Paint. My pots were so shiny!
Then a crazy storm decided to move in, so I had to transfer this operation to the messy garage. (It WILL be cleaned out this summer. Public accountability.) I added a second coat of Copper Reactive Metallic Paint, and while it was still wet, I sprayed on the Green Patina Aging Solution. In this photo you can kind of see the spots where it was sprayed.
The Activator started working immediately, and it was super exciting to see the green patina appearing right before my eyes.
Within about ten minutes, the pot looked like this! I felt like a science geek because this was making me so happy.
I let my pots sit in the garage overnight, and I filled them with flowers the next afternoon while I pretended my children were not throwing dirt at one another.
My little guy likes them, too. Or so he says.
I’m so happy spring is finally here and I have some color near my front door. The fact that I got the copper look for less also makes me ecstatic! I am so thankful I won this faux finish set, and I can’t wait to use it again! Stay tuned . . .
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