Painting Thrift Store Finds to Look Like Galvanized Metal

Before I do another Facebook Live Demo tonight with Hometalk, I wanted to share with you another galvanized metal project.  If you missed the two-part one I did last summer, you can find it here and here.

This time, I wanted to paint wood to look like galvanized metal.  a thrift store bowl and candle stickI found this bowl and candlestick at the thrift store and they were the perfect shape to make a stand.

This technique for using paint to get a galvanized metal look can be used on anything from metal to wood to glass.

wood bowl and candle stick painted with Fusion Mineral Paint in AshTo get a nice dark background, you want to start by painting the object with a dark grey colour.

I used [easyazon_link identifier=”B00O2JNZ2U” locale=”US” tag=”recredesig20-20″]Fusion Mineral Paint in Ash[/easyazon_link].layering Fusion Mineral Paint to look like galvanized metalLayering paint to make thrift store finds look like Galvanized metalNext, you want to layer on a lighter grey and white to mimic the lighter tones in galvanized metal.

I used [easyazon_link identifier=”B00O2JNZ98″ locale=”US” tag=”recredesig20-20″]Fusion Mineral Paint in Casement[/easyazon_link] and [easyazon_link identifier=”B00O2JNZ8E” locale=”US” tag=”recredesig20-20″]Sterling[/easyazon_link].layering Fusion Mineral Paint to get a galvanized metal looklayering paint to get a galvanized metal effect on woodGalvanized metal can be different shades from dark to light so have fun and blend the paint to any shade you’d like.

Be sure not to over mix… when you look at it from a distance you would see some of the variations in colour.  attaching a wood candle stick to a wood bowl to make a standTo put the stand together, a little [easyazon_link identifier=”B001NN5T22″ locale=”US” tag=”recredesig20-20″]wood glue[/easyazon_link] was all that was needed.  Tip:  Place a book or something heavy on top to hold them together while the glue is drying.  a thrift store and candle stick turned into a plant standa thrift store bowl and candle holder painted to look like galvanized metalMy new stand only cost a couple of dollars and is the perfect size for a plant. Using Fusion Mineral Paint to paint thrift store finds to look like galvanized metalpainting wood to look like galvanized metalBe sure to tune in tonight at 5pm EST to join me LIVE.  I will be painting a wood bowl, glass vase and Christmas tin to all look like Galvanized metal for my plants.  See you then!

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Thrist store finds painted to look like Galvanized Metal

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2 Comments on " Painting Thrift Store Finds to Look Like Galvanized Metal "

  1. Lisa

    Thanks for sharing, very nice!

    1. Lisa

      Thanks Louise 😉

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