I’m bringing in some of my favorite metals, which are copper and gold. Some think that it’s taboo to mix the two, but I love all metals mixed together in a room setting.
A vintage copper bucket that is filled with fall foliage from the “faux department” of my studio. Of course I don’t have a department…tongue in cheek if you will be I have several containers of silk flowers and divide them by season and store in plastic containers.The gold mirror is a vintage frame with convex glass that I painted in Krylon Looking Glass Paint (affiliate link) and distressed. I talk more about that technique in THIS post. You can see a peek of the fake fireplace idea below that came to me one evening, when the mantel is dark and gloomy.
I know that everyone doesn’t have a copper bucket around the house, but if you see one at a thrift shop or yard sale…grab it! Copper acts to reflect a warm light and does a great job of that at night.
The glow of the lights is so pretty against the copper and at night it looks like a fire is truly burning!