Has there ever been something that you have been dying to try, but you just never have taken the time to actually do it? LOL. I am sure I am not alone here! I have been wondering how to age galvanized metal FOREVER, but I JUST NOW finally did it- and oh my goodness!!!! I am in loooooove.
The process was so stinkin’ easy, and the outcome was even better than I expected! I just had to share my experience with you!
So, here is what I used:
White Distilled Vinegar
So, here is what I started with. I found this watering can for $5 in the Target Dollar Spot! I knew I wanted to do this process on it, so the price was perfect, just in case things didn’t go as planned!
This is not bad at all, but I love the old, rusted look much more- personally!
So here is what I did!
I took my sanding block and sanded all over the watering can lightly. I tried to give a little extra attention to the edges. I didn’t “sand” much at all…just gave it a good run down lightly.
Then, I took a bowl and filled it with vinegar–no measuring- just put plenty because you will be dipping your rag into the bowl to soak it. No picture of this, but you know how to fill a bowl with vinegar! LOL.
I then took my rag, dipped it in the vinegar and rubbed it all over my watering can a couple of times. Then, I dipped my old rag into the vinegar and made sure it was good and covered but not dripping and laid it on my watering can for a couple of hours…just letting the vinegar soak into the can through the rag.
I then flipped the can over and did the other side the exact same way.
I apologize that I didn’t take pictures of this, but literally, it is so self explanatory!
This was so easy because I just left it and did other things. I then came back to it being a perfectly rusted look! EASY!
I am truly in love with how this DIY attempt to age galvanized metal turned out!!!!
If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw my post about these flowers 🙂 My husband went to the grocery the other day and came back with 2 bouquets of these beautiful lilies for me. Bless him! They are gorgeous, and I am loving them in my new watering can vase!!!!
So, what do you think???? I am seriously about to go buy ALL THE shiny galvanized things! Have you ever tried to age galvanized metal? Now you know how!
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