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Hammered Copper Sinks Uplift Your Home Bar


Would you like to be a proud owner of a luxurious home bar? Then you ought to have plan it from the very beginning. In fact, sink is a widely used place in the bar area. It should perfectly fit into the needs of your guests. It must be helpful in washing glasses, preparing garnishes, putting in dirty glassware etc. Especially, at the time of a big dinner party or a cocktail evening, the need of a spacious bar sink is felt strongly. So, when you select a bar sink, always buy one made of natural-looking, hammered pure copper. It would always withstand heavy uses and serve the above purposes best.

A flat-bottomed hammered copper bar sink

Usually, bar sinks differ a bit from other varieties such as kitchen or bathroom sinks. They are flat, bigger-bottomed and smaller in size. The flat bottom is helpful to keep the glasses vertically inside it. The bottom of a bar sink has to be a little bigger in order to stack the heavy load of glassware and dishes in the cleaning procedure. However, your choice must be a perfect one that would fulfill all the necessities of a home bar. Mexican hammered copper bar sinks are of high quality and they never ever let you down. Thickness of copper is a crucial thing to reckon in the production. Mexican copper smiths use the best copper of 14 or 16 gauge to make copper sinks. And the usual width of a bar sink is about 23 inches or so. And they often use 2-3 inches of drain opening making the disposal process more efficient.

Copper bar sinks and faucets come in a wide variety of shapes and gorgeous finishes. Circular, triangular and oval-shaped sinks are preferred to clumsy, odd ones since the well-shaped ones fill up the entire bar with neatness. And its outer lip is of a substantial width that adds an extra value and good looks to the product. It’s yet another remarkable feature that attracts more buyers.

Your servants work all day long in the home bar at festive occasions and may develop a fear of microbial infections that might cause in cleaning. But no bacteria can survive on a copper surface. So, employees will love this new copper bar sink a lot due to its germ-killing property. Hammered copper bar sinks always relieve you of such minor problems whenever you plan a feast or any moment of entertainment. So, better to select a Mexican hammered copper bar sink to get the most of it.


Mirrors Brighten Any Home


Mirrors serve a wide variety of purposes. The most common use of them is to see the reflection. A bedroom or a dressing room may look empty without a mirror. Have you ever thought of something different a mirror could do? New home décor ideas take mirrors a long way around the globe assigning them more and more specific tasks to perform. In fact, mirrors could be used in different ways to decorate modern homes. Here are a few ways how common mirrors could add color and value to your home.

To reflect natural light

There may be dark areas of your home which you find it hard to brighten. Usually, long corridors, cornered rooms or hallways may look gloomy and have less visibility. So, the house owners may have abandoned such areas without making any use of them. In this case, you can use a mirror or a few of them to reflect sunlight into the room and illuminate it. Anyway, you must be creative and clever enough to do it successfully without harming the overall beauty of the place.

Best quality mirrors are always excellent gifts

A gift you offer somebody often makes a cozy room for you in his or her heart. Do you need to give something exceptional to your beloved? People’s needs and interests vary and it’s hard to select a gift that lasts forever. Why not think of a hammered copper mirror? Your fiancée will remember you whenever she looks into it! Isn’t that wonderful? I suppose a superb copper mirror is one of the best gifts one can present to a beloved. If you make up your mind to give a mirror as a gift to somebody, you must select a reliable brand. Mexican hammered copper mirrors are the best among a sea of other brands. They are hand hammered by skilled Mexican artisans. So, each one of them looks unique and beautiful. Their exceptional copper hue gives a gorgeous finish to the product. These clever craftsmen assure of the quality and durability of each and every copper mirror they produce. And Mexican hammered copper mirrors never disappoint you by showing a crooked, haggard-like facial reflection. So, they reduce the stress and make you happy by reflecting you without distorting your ideal beauty.

They add light to home décor patterns

Mexican hand hammered copper mirrors come in different eye-catching shapes and sizes. Mirrors of various shapes could be used to brighten wall decorations. Just imagine a wall decorated with triangular, rectangular and circular pieces of mirrors put together in beautiful patterns! They reflect rays of sunlight and brighten the whole area. Mirrors of different sizes hanged on a wall in different heights make a fine decoration that adds lots of color and light to your home.

So, come out of the traditional boundaries. Use mirrors appropriately to make your little home a pleasant place.


DIY Mexican Tile Coasters


I am Courtney Hamby from Hamby Home Décor and I’m so honored to have the opportunity to share these easy DIY mexican tile coasters.

DIY Mexican tile coasters

We’re in the process of building a house with an open floor plan and I’m planning to use the blue and white ceramics in the kitchen which means I need some blue and white accent pieces in the living room as well. Blue and white ceramics are all over the place these days (antique stores, thrift stores, Home Goods, Pier One, etc.) but I have yet to see blue and white coasters which would be beautiful and great accent pieces for our living room. I saw an Instagram picture with blue and white tiles that got me thinking, why not make some blue and white coasters out of Mexican tiles?! And that’s how this project was started!

Here is what you’ll need:

Supplies needed

  • Tiles
  • Cork Sheets
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Hot Glue

How to Make Them:

Step 1: Purchase Desired Tiles

Fine Crafts & Imports has a great selection of Talavera Mexican tiles at great prices ($1.30 each)! You could use multiples of the same style but I decided to make every coaster different by ordering 8 different style tiles. That’s another thing I love about the blue and white ceramics, you can mix all kinds of patterns and it works!

Supplies needed

Step 2: Paint Tile Edges

These tiles are gorgeous and so fun but the sides are rough and unfinished because they’re typically not used alone. I took acrylic paint and painted the edges of all the tiles to give them a more finished appearance and you would have never known they didn’t come that way. I just used whatever color was used on the edge of the tile to make it look as natural as possible.
If any paint gets on the top of the tile, just wipe it off with your finger and it comes right off! Did I mention how much I’m loving working with these tiles? They’re so easy to work with!

Mexican tile edge painting

Step 3: Prep Cork Backing

The tiles are rough on the bottom and need some sort of backing/cushion to protect them from scratching the surfaces they’re used on. I picked up these thin cork sheets from Michaels and it is perfect for this! The tiles are slightly larger than 4×4 so I marked and cut the cork sheet into 4×4 squares.

Corking Mexican tiles

Step 4: Glue Cork Backing

Then all you need to do is glue the cork to the tiles. I used hot glue but any glue will work. Apply glue to the edges and around the center of the cork and place the cork on the bottom of the tile. Press to flatten and secure the cork backing and then flip the tile over and apply pressure.
Note: If you are using hot glue, make sure to apply the glue to the cork, not the tile. I applied the glue to the tile the first time and it cools immediately causing problems securing the cork backing.

Mexican tile cork gluing

That is all!! I’m in love! These will be perfect accent pieces in the living room and wherever they may be used to tie in the “blue willow” ceramics I’m using throughout the house!

DIY Mexican tile coaster

DIY Mexican tile coaster

This blog post was created for the Landeelu blog. You can view the original post here.

Hamby blog profile picI’m Courtney, from The Hamby Home blog. I am a wife and mother of two fur-babies and marketing coordinator by occupation. I have lived in Alabama my entire life. I have always had a love for DIY and frugal home décor projects and that’s usually what you’ll find me doing during my free time. I am a bargain hunter, trash-to-treasure lover and thrifting enthusiast that’s just trying to create a beautiful home on a small budget.

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