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Rust-Oleum Spray Paint Metallic Copper Furniture Makeover

You will love this metallic copper furniture makeover because it’s painted with Rustoleum Spray Paint. And the results are beautiful. The metallic paint and unique fabric I put together for the vintage vanity stool were made for each other and the style definitely has a 60’s or 70’s vibe. I’m calling it boho chic!

Rustoleum Spray Paint Metallic Copper Furniture Makeover
Metallic Copper Furniture Makeover

I love bohemian or hippie style designs, clothing, fabrics, etc. If I could find a place that sold the type of clothing I wore in the 60’s and early 70’s I would be in Heaven. Not sure how those clothes would look on a lady in her mid 60’s but I would give it a try.

vanity bench for makeover

The vintage vanity stool has been in the workshop forever. I kept pushing it to the back because this is how I bought it….no foam or fabric and the wood seat unattached to the base.

spray paint for furniture

First thing I did after cleaning the wood was to spray paint the stool with my new favorite spray paint,  Rustoleum Bright Coat Copper Metallic.

As you can see in the photo there are variations or shading of the copper color on the wood. The wood veneer was missing from the chair back and the wood took up the paint differently. I like it this way.

The stool was in rough shape anyway with a lot of nicks and damage to the wood legs. I’m playing up the imperfections because fixing them would be a big, big job.

foam for bench seat

Moving on to the wood seat minus foam and fabric. When the JTS had bypass surgery they sent us home with a big fabric covered foam wedge for sleeping until he was healed. Well, I saved the foam, no waste around here. Foam is too expensive. The JTS cut a piece from the foam wedge to fit the stool seat.

white fabric to cover foam

For extra sturdiness I covered the foam and wood seat with a double layer of off-white fabric. The fabric is actually a pillowcase I recycled. We got a ton of linens in a chest of drawers we purchased at an auction.

Bohemian type skirt

The fabric is a skirt I spotted at Goodwill. I was shopping in the housewares dept. of the store when I spotted the skirt from across the aisle.

The colors, design, and sparkle were calling to me. It’s hard to see in this photo but there are gold colored sequins on the skirt. Pretty.

I paid almost $5 for it……. but when you’re in love. Since the skirt was a size small I knew I couldn’t wear it but I could use it for various projects.

heavy duty stapler for project

I cut the fabric to fit the newly padded and covered seat. You guys have read my how to recover a chair seat tutorials so I won’t go into all of that.

seat recover with new fabric

Stapling the fabric to the seat takes maybe 10 minutes. Working the fabric at the edges to keep out the wrinkles is the most difficult part.

attaching bench seat to base

The JTS found four screws for me and I attached the seat to the stool.

Rustoleum Spray Paint Metallic Copper Furniture Makeover

Ta-Dah! I can’t help loving the glitz with the metallic copper and the gold sequins.

Rustoleum Spray Paint Metallic Copper Furniture Makeover

Here is a close up of the fabric so you can see the sequins. I also love the turquoise and brown colors together.

boho chic vanity bench makeover

That’s it. You guys can do this at home. Trust me. Covering a chair seat is not difficult at all and what a dramatic change. Fabric makes such a difference even if you don’t paint the chair, bench, whatever. Have you done this? Let me know how it went.?

Spray Paint Metallic Copper Furniture Makeover

What do you think of the color and the fabric choice? Do you want to try a metallic copper furniture makeover? Go with Rustoleum spray paint for sure.

For Those of You Who Have Asked About My Favorite DIY Tools and Paints:
Beyond Paint for Furniture 
Ryobi Drill (cordless)
Mouse Sander (cordless)
FrogTape Painters Tape
Howard’s Restore-a-Finish
Rustoleum Heirloom White Spray Paint
Rustoleum Metallic Copper Spray Paint

Leave me a note if you have a minute. Thanks for being here, Kathy

Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com


  1. That’s an adorable chair. I would love for you to stop by diyhshp.blogspot.com and link this up to my More the Merrier Monday link party.

  2. You`ve convinced me, Kathy—I`m going out tomorrow to buy a can of that Rustoleum Copper spray paint! I love the vanity seat that you have redone!
    Yes, I have re-upholstered and re-painted more chairs and stools than I can remember. It seems to be my favorite type of re-do.

  3. I have not seen one with such a short back. In the photos the wood has a coppery look! Nice!

  4. This turned out lovely. Love the skirt pattern and it pairs so well with the copper.

  5. I tell you, Kathy, you and that copper-colored spray paint are becoming dangerous! Knowing how you love that color I won’t be surprised at any of your re-dos coming up! You haven’t sprayed your kitchen cabinets, yet, have you?? If not, I’d advise you to check it out with hubby, first. Just don’t want you to get in trouble!

    Of course, you know I’m teasing. I really like the copper paired with that fabric you used for the seat. They are just funky enough. Nice combination. I noticed that the fabric even has a bit of either copper color or it might be more of a pink but it’s perfect for the new seat. So have you sold this cool bench yet? Or are you keeping it? I can imagine it being snapped up pretty fast if you want to sell it.

  6. Love how it turned out! I wouldn’t have thought to upcycle a skirt like that. Thanks for that idea!!!

  7. Hi Kathy,
    Oh so Cute! I’m a hippie at heart toof, that skirt would have taken my eye also. It wouldn’t have fit me either.
    That just looks so sweet, it can fit in anywhere!

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