The hardware store is hardly the place you turn to for decorating inspiration, especially if you hit the plumbing aisle ill-informed. Where you see mundane fixes for your leaky sink, the clever minds over at Sweet Paul magazine see beautiful home accessories like trivets, lamp stands and the three easy DIY projects below.
You'll need plenty of copper piping and a pipe cutter in some cases (don't worry, it's not as scary as it sounds), along with a few other supplies you might already have on hand. Check out the three projects below from Sweet Paul magazine's Paul Lowe. For more copper projects pick up a copy of the Spring 2015 issue.