Copper is definitely having a moment in our house. It is a great alternative to brass or chrome/nickel. Copper has a beautiful, warm feeling and looks equally great in an aged patina or shiny and polished.
I, for one, love shiny, metallic things. For as long as I can remember, I have been afflicted with shiny-object syndrome. James, on the other hand, prefers the brushed, matte look. But he is certainly coming around to copper having a special place in our home.
Here, we used copper to spruce up our half-bath on the ground level using the sources below. In terms of labor, it took us less than an hour to complete.
- Have fun in the plumbing section of your hardware store! You might find other pieces that work better for the look you are trying to achieve.
- Always double check the parts you are buying fit together like you want. We have made the mistake of assuming that the parts were exactly as indicated, but they easily get misplaced.
- Make good use of Gorilla glue in key places.
- Shine it up with some copper towelettes!
- 1-foot copper pipe (3/4") -- $10.85
- 1/2-in x 1/2-in 90-Degree Copper Slip Elbow Fitting -- $0.75
- 3/4-in x 3/4-in 90-degree Copper Slip Elbow Fitting -- $2.82 (2)
- 1/2-in Copper Slip Cap Fitting -- $0.75
- 3/4-in x 3/4-in Copper Threaded Adapter Fitting -- $6.41 (2)
- Kobalt 1/8-in to 1-1/8-in Copper Tube Cutter -- $11.98
- Gorilla glue -- $5.19
- Wooden dowel -- $2.78