I 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. That is until I found out about copper patina paint, and made some DIY Faux Copper Planters!
This was such a fun project, and I am going to “copperize” everything because, well, I can!
Supplies Needed to Make DIY Faux Copper Planters
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- Terracotta pots
- Modern Masters Metal Effects Copper Paint and Green Patina Kit
How to Make DIY Faux Copper Planters with Copper Patina Paint
First I wiped down my terracotta pots to remove dirt and dust.
Next, I applied two coats of Modern Masters Metal Effects Primer, which came in the copper patina paint kit, 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, which also came in the kit.
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 (again, this came in the copper patina paint kit). 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.
The copper patina looks realistic enough to pass inspection – in my opinion at least!
Can you believe what kind of copper patina you can achieve with a paint set?
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 for this copper paint!