Home interior, there old, faux copper wall kitchen utensils- repaint??

I have 3 faux "OLD" copper like wall decorations, one is like a strainer, one like a pan, one like a old fashion drinking ladle that I would like to do something to. The handles are black about 20 inches long and the bottom parts are faux copper. Like I said I got them from Home Interiors in the 80's, should I repaint them? anybody out there with any idea of what I'm talking about please respond.

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  • I know what you mean and would definitely paint them for an update!

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jun 20, 2018
    If the faux copper is in good shape, just leave them be and use them. If the copper could use some work, Rustoleum has all colors and even metallics to choose from. Just prep as directed and go for it. If the handles need some help, just get a spray paint made for whatever the handles are made from. If you use thin coats of spray paint you should end up with smooth surfaces and definitely no brush marks. Have fun with them and I am sure there is somewhere in you kitchen that they will make a great addition to your décor.

    • Sandy Sandy on Jun 27, 2018
      Thanks they are basically for decoration and are 24 plus inches long I will consider painting, thanks

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 20, 2018
    no...leave them for the look...if you paint them that will ruin the nostalgia

  • Franklinrawley Franklinrawley on Jun 20, 2018
    if it looks good, leave them as is and hang them not straight up and down but at angles on the wall.

    • Sandy Sandy on Jun 27, 2018
      You and I think alike they are at an angle...ha ha thanks

  • B. Enne B. Enne on Jun 20, 2018
    Spray paint. There are many metallic an hammered paints now.

  • Debi53 Debi53 on Jun 27, 2018
    I had some brass decorative plates that had been in my family for 40 years. I hated that brass look. I painted them aqua and then rubbed dark wax on them and then buffed it off just leaving it in the crevices. I also rubbed dark paint just around the edges to give more dimension. Now the plates are up on the wall and I love them and get compliments on them. Hope my little story encourages you to go for it.

  • Sandy Sandy on Jun 27, 2018