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. I 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.
To get a nice dark background, you want to start by painting the object with a dark grey colour.
I used Fusion Mineral Paint in Ash.Next, you want to layer on a lighter grey and white to mimic the lighter tones in galvanized metal.
Be sure not to over mix… when you look at it from a distance you would see some of the variations in colour. To put the stand together, a little wood glue was all that was needed. Tip: Place a book or something heavy on top to hold them together while the glue is drying. My new stand only cost a couple of dollars and is the perfect size for a plant. Be 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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