The copper cabinet hardware I selected yesterday didn't appeal to me today. I want to showcase copper pots in this kitchen, and thought copper hardware would be...competitive? distracting? matchy-matchy? I installed silver hardware instead.
In the background, in the jig, is the countertop assembly, behind that, compressed in the clamps, is the kitchen sink.
While I was waiting for glue to dry I played with a copper pot. The notion of discoloring with heat was still piquing my interest.
The handles on this pot have always troubled me; they're unrealistic. I tapered the ends with a file....much better.
Then I got out a new candle....cranberry sparkle....Susan sent it to me a few years ago in an October box. It was in a colored cellophane bag with, surprise, lots of pink glitter. Now my studio sparkles. (I hear you snickering, Susan.)
Heating the pot didn't do a thing. Then it occurred to me, since it wasn't tarnished, it obviously had a protective coating that needed to be removed.
Sanded and heating....
The glitter sparked countertop finish ideas so while the pot was cooking I continued to play...
My results were not appealing. I've ideas for improvement, but not the interest to continue on with this experiment.
This is what the copper pot looked like after I took it off the heat, next to another clean pot. Um....hmmm....did I make a mistake?
It looks gorgeous after being wiped down. Yay! It's more distressed than I intended, but I did leave it over the flame for quite a while.
I was going to discolor the bottom of the other pot, just a bit, but when I started sanding I discovered it's only copper plated, so I ceased monkeying.
Now that playtime is over and the glue has dried let's make sure the countertop and sink fit before I start painting.
Oh, thank goodness. I do need to fuss with the sink hole a smidge to square it up, but that's easy enough. Not tonight though, I've got some out-of-the-studio tasks to get accomplished.