We are obsessed with today’s Idea to Steal. You may remember our growing love for copper and this DIY just solidified it. Copper is the metal of the moment to work with and I love the almost rose gold tone it has. It’s a little bit flirty and looks gorgeous in this fabulously styled room!


Jeanette from BY FRYD has come up with a simple DIY to cover an ugly mirror frame with copper tape. I’ve never used copper tape myself, but from the image it looks like it has a lovely gold leaf quality and texture. It’s apparent we’ve been bit by the DIY bug and might have to just try this idea in the office! What about you?! Have a mirror or something that could use a beautiful copper tape transformation?

image via BY FRYD

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  1. I adore copper and can’t wait to add those accents in my new home as we reno it. do you know of any good wallpaper with that copper colour accent? We are doing and gatsby inspired dining room and have one wall where we would love to create some sort of textured accent feature.

  2. I’ve never used copper but have used gold duct tape on corners of black picture frames. I’ll have to give copper a try!

  3. Copper is really cool and effective in interiors and gives a great raw material input. I love the transformation of the mirror. Great work!

  4. Wow i didn’t even know there was such a thing as cooper tape. Thanks for sharing 🙂 Looks fab! xx