DIY Hammered Copper Charger Plates and Stemware


Hi there, Friends! When I posted my recent fall tablescape, I promised to share how to make these DIY hammered copper charger plates. Though not included with the tablescape, I also used the same upcycle on some of my stemware. This simple technique is the perfect way to dress up thrift store dishes and create your own festive fall tablescapes...


DIY hammered copper


Ready to learn my "technique" and create your own? First, buy a can of Rust-oleum Hammered Copper spray paint. Be sure to grab the hammered variety, the top will have a textured appearance as opposed to the other metallics with shiny smooth lids. 


DIY hammered copper


In my DIY excitement, I forgot to get a before photo of the chargers, but here's the before of my stemware. To protect the glass, wrap a plastic bag around the top of the glasses and secure with painter's tape, wrapping the stems so that only the bottom portion is uncovered. You'll notice these bottoms were previously painted with chalkboard paint which is also fun, because they can be labeled with the names of your guests. These are not intended for the dishwasher but you can see that by hand washing them, the paint has held up well since I painted them four years ago. {See how to paint chalkboard stemware here!}


DIY hammered copper stemware


Here they are after just one coat of hammered copper...


DIY hammered copper stemware


...and a closer look. I love the elegant hammered finish. Bam--technique in a can! 


DIY hammered copper stemware


When I make caprese salad on a stick, I use fresh rosemary sprigs as skewers. {Look here for fresh organic rosemary!}


DIY hammered copper and caprese appetizer recipe


They make such pretty and refreshing appetizers. {See how to make rosemary caprese appetizers here!}


DIY hammered copper and caprese appetizer recipe


Think about the lovelies you can create for the cost of a can of spray paint!  Everything tastes just a little better when served from a pretty dish or glass--don't you think?


DIY hammered copper
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9 comments:

  1. You're not just another pretty face, now are you?! You is thrifty, and you is smart! ;) That's brilliant.

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  2. I have been spying that can of hammered look paint! Now I know it comes out great!

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  3. It's hard to believe a spray paint can result in such a pretty finish! And it's a great fall color.Copper has been my favorite since growing up with Revere copper-bottomed pans!

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  4. Haven't tried that kind of paint yet. Looks lovely (as does the salad)!
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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  5. What a lovely diy. Perfect for fall.
    Thank you for sharing and all my best from Austria
    Elisabeth

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  6. Great paint, I have used it....but never on dishes. Now the wheels are turning.

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  7. Great Fall look with the recycled chargers and the wine glasses. The rosemary, caprese appetizers looks so pretty. I know they are delicious.YUM !
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  8. Love this!! I actually have a can of this in our storage room right now!! I will have to think about what I can paint with it!!LOL!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  9. nice very nice I am getting ideas for the holiday months thanks to this post thanks for inspiration

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