Copper is a fun and versatile material that can be used in a number of different ways and hard surface applications around the home. This soft metal can be hammered into textured sinks or bathtubs, mixed with other metals to form hard tiles or be applied in a continuous sheet as a backsplash behind your stove top range. Copper oxidizes fairly quickly to form a beautiful green or black patina but it can also be protected with a coating to preserve the natural shiny orange hue. Its a great way to add personality and flare to any space while remaining surprisingly natural.
Copper Pipe Handrails
Simple copper piping found at any local hardware store is converted into a stair railing. Combined with the aged wood beams and liquor cabinet it produces a very masculine cabin atmosphere. Perfect for poker night!
Textured Copper Backsplash
A protective coating is applied to this textured copper backsplash to preserve the orange colour and high gloss sheen. This colour is then pulled throughout the room with brownish orange cabinets, vases and dining table chairs.
Copper Sink, Faucet and Exposed Pipes
This bathroom looks reminiscent of a industrial or steampunk inspired space. The copper exposed pipes compliment the hammered sink and copper plated faucet while the black tiles and wall paper place these copper elements in the limelight as the focal point.
3 Dimensional Textured Wall Art
Sheets of copper are punched with holes and then curved and formed to create this 3D wall art. It will naturally age over time with rain, weather and sunlight to produce a beautiful green and black textured wall.
Since copper is such a malleable material it can be cladded overtop other materials to form copper panels, frames and doors. With the proper tools, copper can be applied seamlessly to produce a continuous and stunning entrance.
Natural copper can be quite expensive but there is always the option of buying faux products that look like the real thing at a fraction of the price. You can also apply copper leaf or paint to any object to transform it into a deceivingly beautiful piece. Go a little further by adding some distressing ink for an aged patina copper vase or frame.