If you guys saw my last blog, you may know I am currently in the middle of re-decorating my room. I am slowly getting there. Trying to keep my expenses in a budget, I had to find inexpensive ways to decorate.
My room has a lot of plant life in it, and I wanted to keep this theme running all throughout my room. What can I say? I love plants! I also have a lot of metals, which I actually love to mix and match in different colours and textures. This gave me the idea to pair both together, and create faux metal vines.
I love the look of vines indoors, it really brings some life into a room. I find fake vines sometimes can look really tacky, unless you pay big bucks for some. But I didn’t want standard green vines that everyone else had, I wanted something special – that would really stand out! For this DIY, I bought a pack of inexpensive fake vines and some copper spray paint. Gold and Silver spray paint would look amazing too, but to fit with my room I chose copper.
You will want to go outside to do any spray painting and it may also be wise to wear a mask. The fumes of spray paint are quite strong. I took a large old sheet and placed it over my grass, with two chairs holding it down – so the wind didn’t blow the sheet away. I chose to do this on a very windy day, so it was a lot more difficult. Try and pick a day where it is warm and the air is pretty still.
To make life easier for myself I pinned the end of the vine to the sheet to keep it in place. Shaking the spray paint well I then started to carefully spray the leaves and stems of the vines. You want to make sure you aren’t too close to the leafs, as it leaves this weird bubble effect. To make sure the metal colour looks smooth, spray from a little distance and work with it slowly – rather than trying to spray it all in one go.
This idea is super simple and doesn’t take too long either. Do expect to be covered in spray paint by the time you have finished, as he leafs could sometimes be bent from how they where packaged – so you need to use your hands to flatten them out whist you spray. Or get your favourite family member to hold it down for you, then you won’t be covered in paint 😉
I manged to get two long vines covered well with one can of spray paint. Like I said earlier it was very windy, if you did it on a calm day, you could probably get an extra vine on top of that. If you want more than two-three vines, I would recommend another can of spray paint.
Once I had finished spraying them, I very carefully hung them from my washing line. The best way seemed to be to peg each end up, so they where less likely to tangle with each other. They hardly take any time to dry, once I had finished the second one, the first one I sprayed had nearly already dried. But just to be safe, I left them outside for an hour or two.
Now they are dry you can hang them in your house wherever you desire. I’m absolutely in love with how beautiful these look. They look a lot more expensive than some tacky fake vines! I would love to do this in silver also, because I think that could look really beautiful. I have lots of leftover vines, I need to do something with them!
Thank you so much for reading and I hope you like this little DIY and create some beautiful metal vines for your home!
– Courtney x