I am in the process of updating the look in my home.
I have realized I have saved certain looks over and over my home board on Pinterest. I seem to be drawn to the industrial/galvanized/farmhouse look or whatever you want to call it. My husband and I have two different decorating styles and this seems to be the perfect way to work the two of them together. More on that later!
I knew that many of things I already have around the house could be used for this look with just a bit of paint. First I wanted to experiment on something inexpensive and fun to come up with just the right combination of colors and variations in paint.
I found these paper mache letters on sale. I selected the letters to spell “summer” and had my first galvanized project ready to go.
How to Create a Galvanized Look
I began by coating each letter with a layer of gray primer spray paint. It was super easy to cover each letter and they dried in no time at all.
To give the paint a varied look I used both round sponges and a square make up sponge. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different shapes and sizes.
Taking a bit of Folk Art Pure Black paint on a sponge I lightly dabbed the edges to give the detail of the metal edges.
I used one of the galvanized letters from my USA Farmhouse Sign as a pattern to mimic the look.
And I soon had them all completed!
The letters found their way onto my summer mantel. Right next to my DIY Boxwood Topiary.
Everyone thinks they are the real thing!
See those yellow walls in the background? I am so excited…we are in the process of painting nearly every room in our house. These will be gone before too long!
I loved the way this first attempt to Create a Galvanized Look turned out. I can’t to try it on even more things to help bring a bit of the industrial look into some of my decor.
Do you have something you would love to galvanize? It’s so easy I hope you give it a try!
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