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White, Gold and Blue Wreath for the Holidays
Vinegar Solutions you’ve gotta try on Hometalk
Halloween Mason Jars
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DIY Gold Leaf Wall Art + Apartment Therapy Contest
My New DIY Designer Pot and Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree from IKEA
Crates an easy Toy Storage solution
Homemade Butcher Block Cleaner
Homemade Foot Stool
Fabric Covered Plywood
Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
Burlap Wreath
How to make your Post-It’s
How to give your terra cotta pots an aged look
Gold Home Office Accessories
DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
DIY personalized birthday mug
DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)
DIY and organizing a pantry (part I)
3 easy Easter projects
Lucky Gold Elephant
DIY Desktop Carousel
Valentine Heart Wreath
Dipped Wooden Spoons in paint
My Craft Room
My Craft Room Organization and Storage ideas
How to install a Pegboard in a craft room DIY project
Bonus room; soon to be craft/office room UPDATED STATUS II
Easy Homemade toy for our toddler
DIY projects: How paint makes a difference
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Snow and Christmas decor
Inexpensive home made gifts for the Holidays
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DIY projects … slight obsession with RED part II
Slight obsession with RED
Oups! What did I get myself into!
IKEA BILLY Bookcase Revamped (simple and small DIY projects)
DIY Grow chart
DIY Chalkboard
Reclaimed my old brown IKEA LEKSVIK desk
The Before and After of my old wicker baskets
The “BEFORE” and “AFTER” of my small home office

Copper Leaf Lamp Makeover just in time for Fall

DIY Copper Lamp Table for Fall decor living room

Hello everyone,

hope you are doing well, the weather is changing around here, it’s officially Fall; the days are shorter and cooler just the way I like them at this time of the year. I wore my Fall boots this weekend but I was probably the only one wearing them, I can’t believe some people were still wearing flip-flops when it was chilly out there. I also wanted to thank all of you for taking time to ask about Nate and me; he is doing great, unfortunately I cannot say the same for myself. I’m not ready to share just yet but your kind words mean so much to me and have helped me stay positive. It still amazes me how bloggers can be so supportive. Please know that I also appreciate you voting for my living room over at Apartment Therapy’s September contest. It was a fun experience.

Now, let’s get back to today’s post; a tutorial on how I transformed an old lamp into this pretty copper leaf lamp; it’s perfect for my Fall living room decor. I love how it blends well with the orange accents that I have.

We are seeing ‘gold’ transformations every where and I love them but I wanted to try something different. Just like gold, a copper accessory can warm up your space and with the arrival of cooler days, it’s the perfect opportunity to try this out:

DIY Copper Lamp Table for Fall decor living room

The steps of this tutorial are identical to the ones from last post when I applied  ’gold leaf’ to a canvas. You can also read a detailed tutorial on of my older posts if you wish. I will still show you the steps to follow through the following pictures and hope I have inspired you to ‘copper/gold leaf’ something you like around your home.

Here is the picture of how this lamp looked when I bought it, I used to have it in my craft room but I replaced it since with a smaller cuter one in that space:

Copper Lamp transformation DIY project

I used :

  • 20 copper leaf sheets from Art_Minds
  • metal leaf adhesive
  • metal leaf sealer and
  • a small brush 

Copper Lamp transformation DIY project

I applied a coat of metal leaf adhesive to the base of the lamp, waited 5 minutes before applying a copper leaf sheet to it:

Copper Lamp transformation DIY project

you can see in the picture below how it looks when you apply the first sheets, loving the new look already:

Copper Lamp transformation DIY project

Copper Lamp transformation DIY project

after you finish applying the copper leaf sheets, you will need to protect your finished product with the metal leaf sealer by applying it in every surface with a small brush. Touch up the places with more copper leaf sheets where it didn’t adhere. I waited 24 hours before moving the lamp around, just to make sure every surface was completely dry:

Copper Lamp transformation DIY project

My copper leaf lamp has now found a new place in our living room. For Fall, I decided to remove the two white lamps and decided to also update my living room decor a bit by adding a copper pumpkin too:
DIY Copper Lamp Table for Fall decor living room

This week, I will show you what I’ve been up to and how I’m decorating for Fall. I really hope you like it as much as I do:

DIY Copper Lamp Table for Fall decor living room

Thanks again for stopping by!

Hope to write back soon!

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Ingrid

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  • motherhoodisanart says:

    Wow! What a transformation! That really jazzed it up! I hope it’s nothing serious with you. Now you have me worried. Email me if you want to talk.

    September 24, 2013 at 9:06 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you so much Melissa! :-) very happy that you liked the transformation of the lamp! :-)
      & I’m glad to know that they are people like you! I’m not ready to talk about it yet but hope one day I will be able to share!
      thanks again my friend, I really appreciate your concern :-)

      September 24, 2013 at 9:30 pm
  • Cristina@remodelandolacasa says:

    Beautiful! I love the new look! The whole vignette with the pumpkin and books looks great, I see you’ve been pretty busy ;)

    September 24, 2013 at 9:51 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Cristina! :-) so happy you liked it and the pumpkins too, I will be sharing about what I’ve been up to soon I hope! :-)

      September 24, 2013 at 10:18 pm
  • mtetar says:

    Again Ingrid you’ve done another unique project! It is very special and I like it. Ingrid whatever the problem/situation is put God first through prayers. He will make a way. You’re going to be alright. Thanks for sharing, and remember HIS/God’s Time is the best. Kind regards to Nate and hubby. Blessings, Mtetar

    September 24, 2013 at 10:13 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Mtetar, you are always so sweet, and thank you so much for your kind words and reminder! :-)

      September 24, 2013 at 10:20 pm
  • memyselfandkids.com says:

    I am sorry to hear you are going through a difficult time.
    The lamp looks so much cooler after going through its Now at Home mom revival.

    September 24, 2013 at 10:26 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Larry, I really appreciate it and I love what you wrote ‘Now at Home mom’ revival! hi!hi! :-)

      September 24, 2013 at 10:39 pm
      • memyselfandkids.com says:

        Cool – glad you enjoyed it.

        September 24, 2013 at 10:54 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          :-) Thank you Larry!

          September 24, 2013 at 10:58 pm
  • Amy Mayen says:

    I just did a tour around my house looking for something to copper leaf!! Your lamp looks great, and the pumpkin is a great accent! I think the lamp will look great all year. As always, a great job! Take very good care of yourself, the best you can! I’m sending you lots of love!!!

    September 24, 2013 at 10:33 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) hi!hi! I have to stop from looking around the house because I want to copper/gold leaf everything around here! ha!ha! :-)
      glad you liked the lamp too and thank you very much Amy for your sweet words too! :-)

      September 24, 2013 at 10:41 pm
  • HomeforNow says:

    Copper leaf??? Who knew? I love this. It really does warm it up!

    September 24, 2013 at 11:10 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Michelle :-) yes, I feel it really warms up the living room :-)

      September 25, 2013 at 6:15 pm
  • Koula says:

    Hi, my love. You are amazing… really talented… and I’m so proud of you.
    It’s such a long time since I saw you, I’ve missed you. I wish you were my friend!
    Love you

    September 24, 2013 at 11:57 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Koula! :-)

      September 25, 2013 at 6:16 pm
  • Nice piece of work says:

    your ideas never cease to amaze me, you’re so talented :-)

    September 25, 2013 at 2:56 am
    • now at home mom says:

      oh! thank you very much Jill :-)

      September 25, 2013 at 6:17 pm
  • Lauren @ The Thinking Closet says:

    This is such a cool effect! And I love that you branched out into copper…and it works wonderfully! On a personal note, sorry to hear you’re not doing so well, friend. Throwing up a prayer right now for you…and wishing I could have a coffee date with you and be your support, however I can be. Let me know if there’s anything I can do!

    September 25, 2013 at 7:01 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Lauren! :-) loving the copper now as much as the gold hi!hi! :-)
      & thanks so much, I wish we could go on a coffee date too and talk about all this but I’m so happy to know you are thinking of me! :-)
      thanks again Lauren!

      September 25, 2013 at 6:25 pm
  • easycraftsforchildren says:

    What a lovely project Ingrid :-) But sorry, you make me so worried.. I am praying for you, take care of yourself.
    Sincerely
    Izabel :-)

    September 25, 2013 at 7:14 am
    • now at home mom says:

      oh! Thank you very much Izabel, glad you did like this copper leaf lamp! :-)
      And please don’t worry about me, I’m hoping things will get better soon :-) but thanks so much Izabel for always being there! :-)

      September 25, 2013 at 6:30 pm
  • Julia @ cuckoo4design says:

    I hope things will get better for you soon. I’m so sorry.
    I was at the store the other day where they had the same white pumpkin. I love it so much but didn’t get it because I don’t have room. It’s so pretty though.
    Love your copper leaf lamp. Love it!!!

    September 25, 2013 at 7:20 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Julia, I am working on making it better and hope very soon it will be! :-)
      I appreciate your lovely comment very much :-)
      & yes, that white pumpkin I love it too, I knew I had to have it, I have a little pumpkin obsession this year ha!ha! ;-)
      & so happy you liked this copper lamp; it’s a bit different than everything I have around the house :-)

      September 25, 2013 at 6:34 pm
  • Jesse @ Scout & Nimble says:

    Oh no…I am so sorry that things are not right. Sending lots of good thoughts and hugs your way. I love anything “leafed”…and this copper is amazing. Totally transformed your lamp!

    September 25, 2013 at 10:39 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Jesse, I appreciate your kind comment very much! & I’m sending you many hugs as well! thank you! :-)
      I know you love leafed things very much & so glad I tried this one with copper leafs :-)

      September 25, 2013 at 6:41 pm
  • TaMara @ ImplausiblyBeautiful says:

    I’ve never worked with metal leaf before, but now I want to! Your lamp is awesome, I love the way it turned out!

    September 25, 2013 at 1:58 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Tamara, really glad you liked how this lamp turned out and hope you get to work with copper or gold leaf sheets very soon! it’s pretty and really love the texture of it! :-)

      September 25, 2013 at 6:46 pm
  • Kelly @ View Along the Way says:

    I love the copper leaf! So warm and pretty for fall!

    September 25, 2013 at 10:30 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! thank you very much Kelly! :-) Love how warm it feels around here; love it for Fall! :-)

      September 25, 2013 at 10:32 pm
  • Elise says:

    Copper is such a beautiful color! Your vase looks amazing!

    September 25, 2013 at 11:47 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Elise! :-) I agree, copper is beautiful and I’m really happy I integrated it to my living room decor! :-)

      September 26, 2013 at 12:17 pm
  • Amy @ Homey Oh My! says:

    Totally inspired! I’m a gold girl but I’m definitely warming up to copper.

    September 26, 2013 at 9:42 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much Amy! I know what you mean, I love gold but now that I tried copper I’m really loving it too in my house! :-) thanks so much Amy for visiting :-)

      September 29, 2013 at 12:35 pm
  • Alison Burtt | Pies and Puggles says:

    Very cool! I love copper anything, but didn’t know you could get copper leaf. Hm…what can I dress up? Thanks! ~Ali from Pies & Puggles

    September 27, 2013 at 8:15 am
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) thank you so much Ali :-) I’m looking around my house too and see what can I dress up in copper now! :-)
      thanks so much for stopping by too!

      September 29, 2013 at 12:48 pm
  • ohlidia says:

    Beautiful copper lamp Ingrid! Doesn’t compare to the plain white it was before. You are amazing! Sorry to hear you’re still not up to your old self… you can contact me anytime Ingrid! Melissa and I did a bit of private sharing about a month ago. Anytime…

    September 29, 2013 at 10:06 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! Thank you sweet Lidia, thank you so much! :-) I love it covered in copper leafs too; much much better than plain white ;-)
      & thanks for your support too :-)

      September 30, 2013 at 8:36 pm
  • Abby says:

    Thats a lovely re-do! I just love the texture it has!

    October 2, 2013 at 9:41 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you so much Abby! :-) that’s what I love the most ; it’s the texture; it’s different! :-) I appreciate you visiting today!

      October 2, 2013 at 9:57 am
  • sevanderkooyS says:

    This looks great, so pretty for the season. Great tutorial too, thanks for sharing.

    October 2, 2013 at 10:35 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much, I’m glad you liked the tutorial and how it looks! I hope you feel inspired to create your own soon! :-)

      October 3, 2013 at 1:49 pm
  • Rhonda says:

    I love what you have done. You should come show off your creativity at our link party.
    http://obsessiveandcreative.blogspot.com/2013/10/craft-frenzy-friday-7.html
    The party will not be the same without you!

    October 3, 2013 at 8:16 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) thank you so much Rhonda for the invite, just linked up too! :-)

      October 3, 2013 at 8:38 pm
  • Krista @ the happy housie says:

    Your copper is leaf is AWESOME Ingrid! So rich and pretty and gorgeous in your fall living room.
    So thrilled you shared it at Work it Wednesday this week:) Hope to see you back again!
    ~Krista

    October 7, 2013 at 12:51 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Krista, I love how it warms up the space too! :-)

      October 16, 2013 at 11:02 pm
  • completehousecare says:

    All you done looks amazing..This project is incredibly simple and I must say, I’m swooning over your styling almost as much as the lamp. So pretty! I need to go find something to silverleaf . . .

    October 9, 2013 at 4:21 am
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) Thank you so much, I’m really happy you stopped by and left me this comment; so kind of you! :-) hope you will soon find something to “gold/copper/silver leaf” in your house too :-)

      October 16, 2013 at 11:04 pm
  • Alex says:

    Ok I am going to have to have a chat with my blog reader b/c your posts haven’t been showig up. I can’t believe all I have missed! These are gorgeous!! :)

    October 15, 2013 at 6:45 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) Thank you Alex, you make me laugh :-) those blog readers … I think the problem might be with my blog, I updated the new updated version and lost most of the e-mail subscriptions (???) & now I don’t know how to get the email subscriptions back … Ah! ;-)

      October 16, 2013 at 11:12 pm

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