Paint A Copper Metallic Star Lamp + A $150 Fusion Products Giveaway!

Paint a metal star with Fusion Copper metallic paint.

This is the story of a cool painted star lamp, using the Fusion Copper Tinting Kit, AND a $150 Fusion Products Giveaway! Visit all 13 of the Blog Hop bloggers listed below, get inspired by their cool Fusion Mineral Paint projects, and enter to win along the way!

Here’s my quick and easy painted, upcycled star lamp project.

The My Patch Of Blue Sky home office

I began working at home about a year and a half ago when I created my DIY consulting business and blog, My Patch Of Blue Sky. Previously, I had LOVED to get up in the morning, dress up in cute clothes, then head off to an office buzzing with activity and creative adult conversation. With this new business, I realized how much sense it made for me to work here in my office and studio. It took months to get used to a different routine, and adjust to being alone a lot. Our three rescue calicoes were adorable, but they don’t talk too much about painting.

The busier I got, the less time I had to dwell on my surroundings. I started traveling and everything fell into place. However I did do some small projects, and purchased a few home décor items, like soft, cozy pillows and coordinating kantha blankets made from saris. I added my treasured hand-painted sign over the window, my chippy old barn doors and rustic finds.

I have been really happy with the look of the left side of the office.

The My Patch Of Blue Sky home office

But the right area was a bit boring. Then I discovered this metal star at a friend’s shop, and a light bulb lit up over my head. Fusion had sent me some of their Metallics to try out, so I planned to paint it with Copper, stuff it with white lights, and create a lamp that exudes a soft glow.

The My Patch Of Blue Sky home office

Like this! This was such a quick and inexpensive project, and I like how much impact it has in the room. On the weekends when my office turns into the perfect area to read a book and enjoy a glass of wine. The soft glow of my new lamp is divine.

Paint a metal star with Fusion Copper metallic paint.

Here’s how I did it. I know you probably won’t do a project exactly like this, but I bet you have something cool to upcycle in a similar way, right?


• Fusion Fork York Red & Prairie Yellow Mineral Paint

• Your choice of Pale Gold, Copper or Silver Metallic Tinting Kit and a paint brushThe My Patch Of Blue Sky home office

Mix equal portions of Fort York Red and Prairie Yellow to get a peachy color to use as a base coat for the copper.

Fusion Fork York Red & Prairie Yellow Mineral Paint, Pale Gold, Copper & Silver Metallics and a paint brush

Paint the base color and let dry.

Fusion Fork York Red & Prairie Yellow Mineral Paint, Pale Gold, Copper & Silver Metallics and a paint brush

Paint the copper, keeping in mind that a very little goes a long way. The Tinting Kits are really wonderful, highly pigmented metallic paints that clean up with soap and water.

Let dry.

Fusion Fork York Red & Prairie Yellow Mineral Paint, Pale Gold, Copper & Silver Metallics and a paint brush

Add a strand or two of white lights. You may need an extension cord too.

Use white lights to insert inside the star


Paint a copper metallic star lamp using Fusion products

Time to grab a pile of magazines and join Lacey Jane, my very sleepy kitty assistant!

Fusion Copper metallic paint add a soft glow to an upcycled metal star

Are you ready to jump up and paint something! Here’s your opportunity to win paint and products!


LUCY AUBURN! Congrats Lucy and what a blast you will have when your treasure trove of Fusion products arrives. We are all looking forward to seeing what you create!

Enter to win $150 worth of Fusion products!

3 chances to win!
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 1. Visit Fusion Mineral Paint HERE, tell me in comments what your fav color is, what you’d use it on, and you’re in!
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2. For a 2nd entry, follow Fusion Mineral Paint on Instagram HERE, then comment again with your Instagram name, that you have followed or already do.
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3. For a 3rd entry, follow My Patch Of Blue Sky HERE, and comment again with your Instagram name, that you have followed or already do.
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This giveaway is good worldwide. You must be over the age of 18 to win. Void where prohibited. Winner will be deemed by random draw. Winner must enter with valid email and reply within 3 days of winning email sent to you. This giveaway ends Monday, May 18th, at midnight EST. Winner will be announced in this blog post by May 20th.
There will be one grand prize winner
* I will pick a winner from comments on my blog by random draw, then give the name to Fusion
* Fusion will deem the final winner and the winner will be announced here on this, and all participating blog posts
* Winner will be notified by email
* Up to 3 chances to win per blog post!
{I was provided Fusion Mineral Paint & Products. They have graciously allowed me to experiment with their cool products, and the ideas and comments are my own.}



59 thoughts on “Paint A Copper Metallic Star Lamp + A $150 Fusion Products Giveaway!

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  6. I am SO INSPIRED. For one thing… your office is a place I just want to go sit in and stare. With the sleeping kitty cat on my lap.

    Secondly, you’ve achieved one amazing copper finish I need in my life. I never saw the mix of paints coming. What a stunning outcome!

    Seriously in LOVE.

  7. I LOVE that lamp! I have been wanting a Moravian star pendant but haven’t found one I can afford. I’d love to try the Fusion Metallic tints on some small figurines and picture frames.

  8. I would paint two bookcases that are in my office Prarie Sunset. I would also paint a quilt rack that is in my living room the same color.

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  10. I would love to try the Inglenook, Sterling, Champness and perhaps the Homestead Blue Fusion Mineral Paint colours. I have already used their Casement and Champlain colours which I love not to mention I really enjoyed working with Fusion Mineral Paint. I would also like to try using their metallic paint kits – really like what you did with the copper kit and I could quickly find a number of projects where I would use this colour.

    Generally speaking, I would use the paint to update a couple of pieces of furniture starting with a couple of end tables.

    That’s all for now, Nancy

  11. I would use fort York Red (love the Canadian name!) on an old washstand I have that was my mom’s. She would really be happy to see it used again. I would preserve the beautiful oak top with stain.

  12. I love inglenook. I’m thinking of painting an accent piece, like a small table or chest in my bedroom!
    I loved the metallic on the star. Gotta try that next!

  13. I just found you today or I would have entered your contest!! LOVE your ideas and your office is adorable and inspiring!

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