How To Create Aged Copper Patina On Wood & Metal

I want to thank Modern Masters for partnering with me on this copper patina post. All opinions of this amazing project are my own.

I have been DIYing, crafting and creating things since I can remember. When I was younger, you would catch me out in the back yard drawing in my sketch pad and writing notes about animals from my encyclopedias. (I think it is so crazy that kids today don’t even know that an encyclopedia is. Times have changed so much!). I truly enjoy all kinds of projects, but easy projects are my jam. Projects that let me get the look I want without a ton of time or work are making me so happy right now. Does that make me a lazy creator? I don’t think so. I love all projects and there is a time for projects that take a lot of energy, time and money and there are times when I just want to get a creative fix without having to spend a lot of time to do it.

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The project I am sharing with you today, blew me away. I hope it blows you away as much as it did me. I could not believe how easy the process was and how beautiful the outcome was. The best part…. it worked the first time I did it! There was no guesswork, no “do-overs”, no back-up plan. NOPE! None. Zilch. Nada.

There is nothing more satisfying than having a project come out better than you imagined without any blood, sweat or tears to get it. and believe me, we have had our share of those kinds of projects. I am telling you – this project was so easy and I loved the finished product so much that I will be doing this over and over again. I am obsessed.

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I was able to create an authentic, aged, green copper patina in only a few steps. And (drum roll please), it works on metal AND wood! Can you even imagine how many projects I can use this on? As soon as I saw how well it worked, my mind started racing with possibilities. The aged copper patina game is strong over here and I nothing is safe from it. Once the weather warms up, I will be searching our garage for different pieces I can put this patina on and turn into beautiful home decor.

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Until then, let’s get to the project that started my love and obsession with the copper patina technique.

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Supplies Used To Achieve The Green Copper Patina Look:

Modern Masters Aging Solutions Green Patina

Modern Masters Metal Effects Primer

Modern Masters Reactive Metallic Copper

Paint Brushes

Spray Bottle

Paper Towels

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I am always picking up old wood boxes and galvanized buckets when I find them at yard sales and thrift stores. Not only are they are great for storing things, but the galvanized buckets make great planters on our front porch in the spring, summer and fall. When I received the shipment from Modern Masters, I knew right away that I was going to make over a couple of my galvanized buckets and one of my favorite wood boxes. I wanted them to look like they were made of copper and have been around for a long them. The green color that comes from aged copper is so pretty and I was able to recreate that look on these pieces.

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Below is a step-by-step video of how I created the green copper patina on the wood box and the galvanized buckets:

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How To Create An Aged Copper Patina on Wood and Metal:

The first thing I did was pour the Modern Masters Aging Solutions Green Patina into a spray bottle. I found that it was easier to apply this way. Next, I applied two coats of the Modern Masters Metal Effects Primer on the buckets and the box. I made sure the first coat was dry before I added the second coat. Once the second coat of primer was dry, I painted the buckets and the box with Modern Masters Reactive Metallic Copper paint. Again, I made sure the first coat was dry before I applied the second coat. For the second coat, I worked in smaller sections because I needed to spray the Modern Masters Aging Solutions Green Patina over the copper paint while it was still wet.

Once I had the wood box and the buckets sprayed, I let them sit for a couple of hours and came back to find them looking like old, aged copper pieces that were absolutely beautiful!

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I was blown away when I saw the outcome of this project! It looks like the real thing and it didn’t take days to do it. I am already thinking of all the ways I can add this patina to different projects. Since I finished this project, I haven’t stopped talking about how amazing and easy it was. I have to say it again – I WAS BLOWN AWAY WITH THIS PROJECT!

After doing a million projects over the years, I really can appreciate products that work well and that make my job easier. When I find a product that I love this much, I tell everyone I know about it and I will be sharing more ideas with it here. If you are looking for an easy project that makes a BIG impact, this is the one. You can turn any old metal or wood piece you have in the garage or attic into a stunning piece you would actually use in your decor. That is a win-win project in my eyes.

I filled the copper patina pieces with faux stems I had in the house, but this spring and summer, the bucket will be even more pretty with live plants in them. The wood box will find a permanent home in the antique hutch we have in our living room.

What would you make over with this copper patina?

Beautiful Cabinetry and Woodwork Projects with Modern Masters

Paint can instantly enhance and refresh kitchen and bath cabinetry! Many pros and DIYers alike use our Modern Masters products to create unique, beautiful finishes. Take a look at some of our faves…

Kitchen Cabinetry project by decorative artist Shauna Gallagher with Modern Masters products | Beautiful Cabinet Projects to Inspire

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This beautiful refinished cabinetry project is by decorative painter Shauna Gallagher. The wood carving by the range hood is stained using Glazing Cream Colors and Furniture Glazing Cream, and the island is glazed with the same products.

Buffet turned bath vanity is protected with the matte sheen finish of Modern Masters Dead Flat Glaze | Project by Postcards from the Ridge | Cabinetry Projects to Inspire

A few years ago, Postcards from the Ridge transformed her dining room buffet into a bath vanity cabinet. Doesn’t it look wonderful? After painting, she sealed the entire piece with Dead Flat Varnish and years later, one of her favorite cabinetry projects still looks amazing.

Light and Bright Painted Kitchen Island by Bella House Faux | Cabinet Refinishing topcoated with Modern Masters MasterClear® Supreme | Cabinet Projects to Inspire

We recently featured decorative studio Bella House Faux and their incredible Modern Masters projects. They also shared a kitchen cabinet redo that was protected with our durable MasterClear® Supreme.

Modern Masters Metallic Paints highlight the gorgeous wood of a bath vanity | Project by Creative Finishes Studio | Cabinetry projects to inspire

A touch of gold looks amazing on this wood bath vanity! Creative Finishes Studio used our Metallic Paint for the stunning finish.

Glazed Ballroom Woodwork and Cabinetry by Artisan Factor | Modern Masters Metallic Paint | Gorgeous Cabinetry Projects

Modern Masters Metallic Paint highlights the woodwork in a hotel ballroom | Project by Artisan Factor | Gorgeous Cabinetry Projects

Our products are also durable enough for commercial and hospitality projects! Decorative paint and cabinetry refinishing studio Artisan Factor used our Metallic Paints to highlight the woodwork in a grand hotel ballroom.

Metal Effects Cabinet Door Insets with Stenciled Design | Project by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky | Wow Cabinetry Projects

DIY and decorative finish pro Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky updated the cabinet door insets of her guest bath and the rustic stenciled patina made all the difference! The patina is from our Metal Effects.

Painted Metallic Bath Cabinets | Modern Masters Metallic Paint and MasterClear® Topcoat | Project by Decorative & Faux Finishes | Gorgeous Refinished Cabinetry Projects

A mix of Champagne and Warm Silver Metallic Paint graces the crown molding, trim, and all the cabinets painted by Decorative & Faux Finishes. The cabinets were protected with MasterClear® Protective Clear Topcoat, made specifically to durably project our Metallic Paints while maintaining the lustrous shimmer.

The key to successful cabinet refinishing is to prep well by cleaning thoroughly and adding a primer, if the product requires it. After creating your desired effect, the right topcoat can keep your finish durable and fresh for years. We hope you have been inspired by these Modern Masters projects! To find your nearest retailer, hop on over to the Retailer Locator on our website and get ready for a new look!

Stencil Style with Modern Masters

Stenciling is an incredibly easy way to add paint, pattern, and panache to any surface! Many of our Modern Masters products work perfectly with stencils and we enjoy seeing the many projects you share with us. Here’s some of our recent favorites…

Stenciled Bath with Modern Maters Metallic Paint | Beautiful project by Arlene McLounglin of Arlene Murals | Stencil Style with Modern Masters

A stenciled accent wall makes a beautiful backdrop in a refined bath. Decorative artst and muralist Arlene McLoughlin used our Silver Metallic Paint to add shimmer and enhance the look.

Elegant and Chic Stenciled Bedroom Wall with Modern Masters Metallic Paint | Project by Perfectly Painted Designs | Stenciling with Modern Masters

Lovely to see the shimmer of our Champagne Metallic Paint in a soft and etheral stenciled wall finish for a bedroom by Jessica of Perfectly Painted Designs.

Stenciled Arch with Complementary Metallic Wall Finish by Love Paper Paint | Modern Masters Metallic Paint | Stencil Style with Modern Masters

A stenciled archway niche with a metallic edge looks stunning against a brushstroke finish, both featuring our Metallic Paints. The work is by artist Katie Gaines of Love Paper Paint.

Blackened Bronze Metallic Paint enhances a bedroom with pattern | Stencil Style with Modern Masters | Project by Janell's Designs

Blackened Bronze Metallic Paint was used for the wall stenciling by Janell’s Designs to bring a rich lustre to the overall bedroom design. The withe and the bronze play off each other so well!

Cynthia Davis pairs a gorgeous Wallovers Stencil with Modern Masters Metallic Paints | Cynthia Davis Designs | Stencil Style with Modern Masters

The Africa Stencil from Wallovers and our Metallic Paint Collection pair up to create an eye-catching wall treatment. So very cool! The project is by Cynthia Designs.

Stenciled Ceiling Inset and Border Surround with Modern Masters Metallic Paint | Project by Decorative & Faux Finishes | Stenciling with Metallics

Raised Stencil Design with Metallic Plaster by Decorative & Faux Finishes | Modern Masters Metallic Plaster | Stenciled Wall Ideas

Decorative & Faux Finishes frequently uses stencils and various of our products to create extraordinary spaces! The top image is a custom vinyl stencil on a ceiling inset and border surround that is enhanced by our Metallic Paints. The lower image features a raised stencil design in a powder bath with our Metallic Plaster. Gorgeous work!

Crocodile Design on Drawers with Modern Masters Metal Effects | Project by 3 Oaks Design | Stencil Style with Modern Masters

3 Oaks Studio had fun with the Metal Effects Rust Patina and a beautiful crocodile texture together on a four-drawer dresser.

Stenciled Piano and Wall by Revintaged by Jo using Modern Masters Metallic Paint | Stenciled Furniture and Wall Projects

Both the wall and piano feature stenciling with our Pharaoh’s Gold Metallic Paint. More is always more and we love the mint and gold combo! Artistry by Revintaged by Jo.

Stencil patterns range from modern to traditional to eclectic and bohemian, so there’s a perfect design at any time to pair with your favorite Modern Masters products. We can’t wait to see what you stencil up!

 

4 Inspiring Summer DIY Projects

Running out of summer project ideas? Make the most of your home decor with these beautiful Modern Masters DIY updates that are sure to charm.

Update a light fixture with Modern Masters Metallic Paints! 1500 Square Feet of Whimsy did just that with a few beads and the color Warm Silver. Genius!

Take one light fixture and add beadwork and Warm Silver Metallic Paint. Now you have a stunning focal point for any space in your home! This beautiful project is by Anitza of  1500 Square Feet of Whimsy.

Metallic Stenciled Walls by Reinvintaged by Jo | Summer Home Decor Project Ideas

Reinvintaged by Jo decided to update her entry and hallway walls, which were a bit plain for her. She used the Duchess Damask Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils and our ‘yummy’ Silver Metallic Paint to add shimmer, pattern and interest. She says, ‘It’s incredible what…stencils…metallic paint, and a change of lighting can do for an area!”.

Garden Bust Planter Patina with Modern Masters Metal Effects | Project by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky | Easy Summer Projects to Inspire

Metal Effects patinas add rustic elegance to any project! Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky decided to oxidate a concrete garden planter – doesn’t it look amazing? It sits by another one of Debbie’s warm weather projects, her front door update with our Front Door Paint in the color Fortunate, a stunning lime green. Two inspirations are better than one! Tap the links above for the step-by-step how-to tutorials on both.

Mix Metallic Paints for a gorgeous, layered look on a mirror frame! She's a Hot Mess used Modern Masters for her quick DIY update!

Mirror frames are one of the easies (and fastest!) updates you can do with our Metallic Paints. She’s a Hot Mess mixed Copper Penny, Teal, and Black Pearl Metallic Paint to create a lovely layered look for her old mirror redo. So pretty!

We hope you’ve enjoyed these four creative ideas for DIY projects you can try at home. Keep us posted on your projects by tagging us on social media or sending them in to projects@modernmasters.com. Stay inspired!

Metallic Statement Ceilings

According to the Pinterest 100, addressing the fifth wall in your home – meaning, creating a statement ceiling – has seen a 310% increase in searches and saved pins. They say, “A statement ceiling can transform a room from the top down with bold paint, striking wallpaper or intricate texture.” For inspiration, we’ve compiled gorgeous Modern Masters projects where our Metallic Paint Collection, along with Metal Effects, Venetian Plaster, and more, have helped create the wow! factor.

Stenciled Metallic Ceiling by artist Arlene McLouglin | Platinum Metallic Paint by Modern Masters

Talented decorative artist Arlene McLoughlin used a custom stenciled pattern finish to mimic allover wallpaper with our Platinum Metallic Paint. Such a modern, chic look!

Connie from Beautifaux layered Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection and Venetian Plaster to add interest and depth to a beautiful coffered ceiling. | Statement Ceiling Ideas

Connie from Beautifaux layered our Metallic Paint Collection and Venetian Plaster to add beautiful depth and interest to a unique inset ceiling.

Stenciled Metallic Ceiling in Gold and Black by Billet Collins | Painted Statement Ceiling Ideas

Billet Collins used Tintable Glaze and Pale Gold Metallic Paint to create a black and gold glazed and patterned ceiling to contrast with the neutral and light design elements in a guest bath. The interior design is by Kristie Haley of Design Envy.

Ornamental Dome Ceilings by Decorative & Faux Finishes Studio in Houston, TX | Metallic Paint Collection by Modern Masters | Vinyl Stencil: Wallmasque Stencils | Statement Ceilings

Decorative & Faux Finishes used our Metallic Paint Collection to paint and stencil these incredible ornamental dome ceilings. The vinyl stencils used are by Wallmasque.

Handsome and masculine statement ceiling created by Heather Jozak | Modern Masters Metallic Paint and Metal Effects | Statement Ceiling Project Ideas

This handsome silver and blue patina ceiling was created by Heather Jozak Studios in collaboration with designer Maura Buckley of Millburn ETC. The wonderful work was created with our Metallic Paint Collection and Metal Effects.

Trompe L'oeil ceiling surrounding medallion created by artist Jeff Monsein of Splat Paint | Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection | Statement Ceilings

Artist Jeff Monsein of Splat Paint, who was recently featured in our Modern Mastery series, painted a ceiling medallion with our Metallic Paint Collection and then proceeded to ‘fill in’ the rest of the inset ceiling with a painted metallic trompe l’oeil mural to mimic a larger medallion. Incredible!

Kitchen Ceiling with Champange Metallic Paint | Beautiful Interior Design by Michelle Erin Interiors | Modern Masters

Sometimes, all you need is Champagne Metallic Paint to make a gorgeous statement! Michelle Erin Interiors used the color to enhance a Texas kitchen. She says in her blog post on the project, “Little touches like this are so fun to plan and then see come to life. You can’t go wrong with the Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection!”.

We hope this has inspired you to not reach for the white paint for your ceilings! It’s time to get creative and bring a finishing touch to any room in your home. For even more inspiration, head to our Painted and Patterned Ceilings board on our Pinterest. If you have statement ceilings you’ve created with Modern Masters, share them with us by tagging us or using the hashtag #ModernMasters.

8 Gorgeous Painted Furniture Projects

Have old furniture that has seen better days? Refresh it! These 8 amazing artists remade their furniture pieces with our Metallic Paint Collection and Metal Effects for an updated look that is both stunning and stylish.

Beautiful painted dresser with Modern Masters Metallic Paint and a Cutting Edge Stencil | 8 Gorgeous Painted Furniture Projects

Cutting Edge Stencils updated a painted modern black dresser and gave it Art Decor flair with their Lexington Craft Stencil and our Pale Gold Metallic Paint. Be sure to check out our recent painted and stenciled nursery collaboration.

Modern Masters Copper Penny Metallic Paint and Anaglypta enhance a small side table - beautiful! | Project by Dressers and Jujubes | 8 Gorgeous Painted Furniture Projects

Copper Penny Metallic Paint and anaglypta paper add a stylish pop of shimmer and pattern to an otherwise plain side table. Absolutely lovely project by Dressers and Jujubes!

Gray Gardens Design used both the Modern Masters Metal Effects Rust Patina and Olympic Gold Metallic Paint to make a beautiful statement on a painted bench | 8 Gorgeous Painted Furniture Projects

Both our Metal Effects Rust Finish as well as Olympic Gold and Copper Metallic Paint add interest to a painted bench. The finish by Gray Gardens Design looks stunning against the bohemian pillows made with pieces from a Turkish kilim rug.

Laura's Design Shop used a mix of neutral Modern Masters Metallic Paint colors to enhance a large buffet sideboard | 8 Gorgeous Painted Furniture Projects

Champagne, Oyster, and Nickel Metallic Paint are combined to create a lustrous treatment on a wood sideboard and metal hardware. So gorgeous! The project is by the talented Laura Designs Shop.

A handpainted tribal pattern was enhanced with Modern Masters Metallic Paints | Black White Gold | Project by Paintopia Studio | 8 Gorgeous Painted Furniture Projects | Black Dresser with Metallic Patterns

Sometimes, just a small pop of metallic paint makes a statement! Paintopia Studio used Gold Rush Metallic Paint on this tribal inspired black and white painted dresser to provide a shimmery highlight. Beautiful!

Modern Masters Metallic Paints underwent a cissing finish for this gorgeous paint effect on a dresser | Project by Linda Gale Boyles for Southern Inspirations | 8 Gorgeous Painted Furniture Projects

Creating faux finishes over our Metallic Paints also creates a stunning look. Linda Gale Boyles of Southern Inspirations used a cissing process over our Metallic Paints for an elegantly aged look on a nightstand. It’s a classic and oh-so-modern finish.

Metal Effects Patinas on the drawer fronts of a beautiful updated sideboard buffet | Project by Artistic Home Studio | 8 Gorgeous Painted Furniture Projects

Both our Metal Effects Green Patina and Rust Finish were combined on the drawer fronts of a painted buffet to create a striking combination. Incredible project by Artistic Home Studio!

Industrial Style Makeover for a Dresser | Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection | Project by Pat Rios of The Wood Spa | 8 Gorgeous Painted Furniture Projects

An industrial style finish with a polished feel with our Metallic Paints was the look Pat Rios of The Wood Spa was after for this tall boy dresser. Mission accomplished!

We hope you’ve enjoyed these 8 painted furniture projects and are inspired by them. If you’d like to see more painted furniture pieces with our products, head over to our Furniture board on Pinterest. Find our products in your local shops by searching our Retailer Locator. Don’t forget to share your projects with us by tagging us on your favorite social site!

Outdoor Design and Decor Ideas

If you’re looking to enhance your outdoor space this year, check out these amazing Modern Masters DIY ideas that not only look beautiful, they also save you time and and stay within budget!

Modern Masters Front Door Paint enhances both the front door and shutters of this lovely traditional home | Project by blogger Pursuing Vintage | Modern Masters Cafe Blog | Outdoor Design and Decor Ideas

It’s the perfect time to start thinking about an front porch exterior update – and what better way to kick off the season than a fresh, new door color! Kristen of Pursuing Vintage used our Front Door Paint with the ultimate fade resistance in the color Sophisticated for this rockin’ red front door makeover and the color Elegant to enhance her shutters, too.

Patina Letter Design for your Porch with Modern Masters Metal Effects | Tutorial by Ali Kay

Patina Letter Design for your Porch with Modern Masters Metal Effects | Tutorial by Ali Kay

Artist Ali Kay shared a Pattern and Patina Letters How-to with Metal Effects and the results make for a Home Sweet Home.

Before and After Exterior Lights Project with Modern Masters Metallic Paint - what a difference! Project by Living Rich on Less | Outdoor Design and Decor Ideas

What an incredible Before & After! Susan of Living Rich on Less completely updates her tired and worn exterior light fixtures easily with our Metallic Paint Collection and MasterClear® Protective Clear Topcoat.

Painted Old Window becomes a beautiful Garden Decor element | Project and How-to by Katie Gaines | Modern Masters Front Door Paint | Outdoor Design and Decor Ideas for Summer

An old, dusty window sees new life as a stunning, colorful garden decor accent with our Front Door Paint. Artist Katie Gaines shares her Painted Window Tutorial.

Coastal Inspired DIY Tile Coasters with Modern Masters Metal Effects | Outdoor Design and Decor Ideas | Project by Table & Hearth | Modern Masters Cafe Blog

Once you’ve created your own DIY oasis, you can sit back and relax with these coastal-inspired tile coasters patinated with our Metal Effects. So easy and so pretty! Get the patina coasters how-to from Table and Hearth.

Did you enjoy these outdoor design and decor ideas? With the warm weather in full swing, it’s the best time to enjoy an outdoor that you helped create yourself with the help of Modern Masters. Enjoy!

BOHO Style with Debbie Hayes

Spring/Summer 2018 Issue of Boho Style featuring Debbie Hayes | Modern Masters Projects

Artist Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky has created many beautiful DIY projects for us at Modern Masters and we are so pleased to see her home featured in the Summer 2018 issue of BOHO Style by Country Sampler!

The feature, written by Elyse Major, is entitled Patterns of Behavior and showcases both the exterior and interior of Debbie’s charming, colorful abode. Her ‘elegant bohemian’ style warmly invites visitors and also showcases a few of the projects she’s created for us. The beautiful photographs are by Mark Lohman and the styling is by editor Fifi O’Neill.

Modern Masters Metallic Plaster on Wall and Folding Screen with Metal Effects stenciled with the Metallic Paint Collection | Artist: Debbie Hayes | Boho Style magazine | Photographed by Mark Lohman, Styled by Fifi O'NeillStenciled Rust Screen created with Modern Masters Metal Effects and the Metallic Paint Collection | Artist: Debbie Hayes | Boho Style magazine feature | Photography by Mark Lohman and Styling by Fifi O'Neill

Her master bedroom features many inspired creative touches, including a focal wall troweled with our Metallic Plaster and a stenciled folding screen patinated with our Metal Effects Rust Finish. If you’re inspired to try the projects, click for the Metallic Plaster Feature Wall and Shimmery Rustic Folding Screen how-to tutorials.

Metallic Paint Collection with ceiling stencil enhances a plain light fixture and white ceiling | Artist: Debbie Hayes | Boho Style magazine feature | Phtoograph by Mark Lohman and Styling by Fifi O'Neill

Enhance a plain white ceiling easily by stenciling a ceiling medallion. It also adds depth, size, and interest to any light fixture. The project was stenciled with Antique Bronze from our Metallic Paint Collection.

Bright Green Front Door | Artist: Debbie Hayes | Boho Style magazine feature | Photographed by Mark Lohman and Styled by Fifi O'Neill | Colorful Front Door Ideas #bohostyle #frontdoorpaint

A brightly colored door greets your guests in style! Debbie used our Front Door Paint in the color Fortunate, a beautiful and vibrant lime green. Front Door Paint features the ultimate fade resistance, so the color will stay true season after season. She made the update in just a few hours and shared her how-to front door project with us.

Debbie shares, “I love how Fifi, Mark, and Elyse captured our BOHO home style and decorating personalities. Our home and décor evolves almost daily due to the wonderful products by Modern Masters. They offer so many choices of texture, colors, metallics and more, that get all of the looks I need on all types of surfaces, large, small, indoors, outdoors.” Thank you, Debbie – and congratulations for the well-deserved feature! Our appreciation also goes out to Fifi O’Neill, Mark Lohman, and BOHO Style for the use of their images.

Want to see more? The Summer 2018 issue of BOHO Style is available at your local craft stores and also at your favorite news stands. Be sure to pick one up to enjoy this inspiring feature and many others. Enjoy!

Garden Design Ideas with Modern Masters

One of the small pleasures of the warm weather seasons is enjoying the outdoors and our gardens. We also enjoy seeing creative Modern Masters projects that are made to enhance our outdoor time and that can be made easily. Read on for a few quick and beautiful garden decor DIY projects!

Garden Decor Projects with Modern Masters products | Metallic Paint Collection | Project by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky

Old and Broken Fountain gets a new life with pretty patina coloring with the Metallic Paint Colleciton by Modern Masters! Check out the link for more Garden Decor DIYs. Project by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky.

Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky created two glam garden accents, a decor metal artichoke and a planter turned birdbath, with shimmer and an aged patina using the Metallic Paint Collection, MasterClear® Protective Clear Topcoat, and the Decorative Painter’s Products. Since the products are not made to be submerged in water, she painted and sealed areas of the birdbath just to the water line. Click in for both of her garden decor tutorials.

Geometric and Modern Concrete Blocks with Metallic Paint | Take plain concrete blocks and make them an extraordinary garden decor accent | Project by Mary Childs of Focal Points

Concrete blocks can go from plain to extraordinary with a little tape, your preferred pattern, and our Metallic Paint Collection! The modern Geometric Concrete Block DIY is by Mary Childs of Focal Points.

Fade Resistant Garden, Herb, and Flower Markers painted with Modern Masters Front Door Paint | Garden DIY How to Tutorial by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky | Garden Decor Projects and Ideas

Painted signs help organize the flowers, herbs, and plants in your garden easily. Using our Front Door Paint, you can paint and create garden markers that resist the fading of the sun’s rays, keeping your outdoor design looking as beautiful as ever.

Herb Cans made from discarded vegetable cans are giving an incredible rusty patina makeover with Metal Effects by Modern Masters! See this and more garden DIYs idea via the Modern Masters Cafe Blog link! Project by Seeking Lavender Lane.

What to with the herbs you grew in your garden? Seeking Lavender Lane wanted a super easy upcycle combined with a farmhouse look for her herb display and came up with a genius idea! She combined cleaned vegetable cans with our Metal Effects Rust Finish to create a DIY Rust Herb Cans. So pretty!

We hope you’ve enjoyed these Garden DIY project ideas! If you have some of your own to share, be sure to tag us on social media and/or use the hashtag #ModernMasters. Stay inspired!

Beautiful Range Hoods with Modern Masters

When remodeling a kitchen, updating the range hood (or vent hood) is usually one of the top priorities. Many creative customers choose one of our Modern Masters products to freshen their range hoods, and not only can a custom finish be achieved, it’s usually much less expensive than replacing the hood.

Modern Masters Texture Effects used to help finish an elegantly rustic range hood | Project by Bella House Faux | Range Hood Finishes with Modern Masters

An elegantly rustic and smoothly textured finish was achieved with the help of our Texture Effects by the decorative paint firm Bella House Faux.

Metal Effects Patinas enhance a Kitchen Range Hood | Project by Patricia Presto of On the Surface Designs | Range and Vent Hood Painted Finishes

Decorative Painter Patricia Presto of On the Surface Design creates incredible projects with our Metal Effects. This stunning patina finish in a traditional kitchen is no exception. Be sure to take a peek at the before pic in Patricia’s Modern Mastery feature.

Metallic Plaster by Modern Masters on Range Hood | Project by Craig Getting Painting | Vent and Range Hood Finish Ideas

Layers of Metallic Plaster helped Craig Getty Decorative Painting create a rich, warm look for a traditional farmhouse style kitchen.

Range Hood Finishes with Modern Masters | Project: Decorative & Faux Finishes with the Metallic Paint Collection

This sleek modern kitchen was updated by the decorative paint firm Decorative & Faux Finishes, which we’ve featured before in our Modern Mastery series. The vent hood was transformed with the help of Silver, Platinum, and Pharaoh’s Gold Metallic Paints. The gorgeous interiors were designed by Missy Stewart Designs.

Light and Bright Kitchen and Shimmery Range Hood | Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection | Beautiful Project by Artistic Finishes | Photography by Cristina Danielle Photo

Layered and glazed shades of the Metallic Paint Collection allowed Artistic Finishes to create a showstopping aged pewter finish. It looks incredible with the light bright cabinetry and modern design. The image is by Cristina Danielle Photography.

We hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the variety of custom finishes and looks you can create on a kitchen range and vent hood with our products. If you’d like even more Modern Masters inspiration, head on over to our Pinterest to see many creative product ideas. Stay inspired!