Hammered Copper Finish Dining Table

M&M Embellishments
by M&M Embellishments
6 Materials
2 Weeks
This is one of my favorite pieces I have finished to date! And I'm so excited to share it with you!!

I love hammered copper! A friend of mine put in a new bar with a hammered copper sink and it is just gorgeous! It gave me the inspiration to create a finish that resembled that look!

About a year ago, I came across this very unique dining table but hadn't decided what I was going to do with it. Now, I had a vision!
Aren't those legs so unique!!  

After all of the prep work of cleaning, sanding, cleaning... I decided to start with the base and I applied two coats of Wise Owl Glacial, followed by washes of Wise Owl Gray Linen and Espresso. To tie in the base with what would be the top, I used our Metallic Copper Glaze! (Ohhhhh, I LOVE this glaze!!)
While I was working on the base, I painted the top in Wise Owl Espresso.  Due to the graining on the table, this took a few coats for the coverage I wanted.  For a smooth finish, I used my Cling On! Brush! These brushes are the best, leaving the finish nearly brushstroke free! They come in a multitude of styles and sizes.
The Espresso has a lot of gray in it, rather than a chocolate brown.

Now, it was time to use that lovely copper glaze again.  I applied a couple of coats of this, leaving the copper heavier around the edges
Doesn't that look awesome??!!!  But I wasn't done Doesn't that look awesome??!!!  But I wasn't done yet..Now it was time to pull out my roller from Artistic Painting Studio.  I used their "Ostrich Skin" roller. I used several of our Wise Owl Glazes ~ Metallic Copper, Metallic Bronze, and Metallic Rose Gold!  Since I was already half way through this piece before I decided to add the hammered look, my process is a little different than what is recommended by Artistic Painting studio. I painted the glaze on the roller and rolled it across the surface, then painted on one of the other glazes, and repeated the process until I was happy with the look. Doing it this was was time consuming because there was a lowas was time consuming because there was a lot of brushing and rolling, repeat.
I just LOVE our metallic glazes -- so many choices and great pigment!!
I sealed it with a few coats of General Finishes High Performance Topcoat and it is ready to find its new home!
I am really excited about how this one turned out, and that I was able to achieve the finish I was hoping for! NAILED IT! 

To see more details and pictures of this piece, check out the link at the bottom for the full blog!

This dining table IS available for purchase!  It measures 48" across and has 8 sides.  If I had room for another dining table in my house, I would be keeping THIS ONE for sure!!  I AM sure that I will be recreating this finish on another piece in the future when I find the right piece!

Are you intrigued by these decorative rollers?  I am considering becoming a retailer for these in the near future.  Stay tuned....

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Suggested materials:
  • Wise Owl Paints   (https://www.etsy.com/listing/493806810/wise-owl-chalk-synthesis-paint-pint-size?ref=shop_home_active_4)
  • Wise Owl Metallic Copper Glaze   (https://www.etsy.com/listing/527318326/wise-owl-glaze-metallic-copper-glaze?ref=shop_home_active_9)
  • Wise Owl Metallic Bronze Glaze   (https://www.etsy.com/listing/541125425/wise-owl-glaze-metallic-bronze-glaze?ref=shop_home_active_34)
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  • Cindy Cindy on Sep 16, 2017

    Can you explain the 795.00$?? Did that include the cost of the table, or just the products???

  • ML Lynn ML Lynn on Nov 05, 2017

    This is a wonderful project which is quiet inspiring. I'm wondering if I could achieve this hammered look of copper for a diff project by taking a bread tin like rolls come on, hammering, and using 2 paint pen markers or acrylics and paint it copper highlited with a brown brush stroke. Then cut into squares and place into CD cases from one of your other DYI projects. Any pointers on my thoughts?

  • Babette Babette on May 18, 2018

    H, hope this reaches you. I am redoing my dining room set and am going to try this on my table. Do you sand after the base coat? And also do you seal before using the glaze? I have never used chalk paint before and it feels a little gritty. Not sure if that is normal or not. Any advice you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Paula Matheos Paula Matheos on Dec 23, 2020

    Absolutely STUNNING! I am a huge fan of copper. The painted legs got to me, they are gorgeous! I need to update my dining room furniture because it’s too “matchy-matchy “. This is definitely going to be the table, without the hammered look. I think I’ll save that for the buffet. Cannot wait to start this. Thank you for the inspiration. You nailed it!!

  • Rebecca Stauffer Rebecca Stauffer on Feb 02, 2021

    I am a bit confused as to how the hammered look came about! I love this look