You know when you find galvanized goodies at the shop but they are really bright silver? And not have that nice old well-worn look that we all love? Today for Farmhouse Hens I’m sharing How To Paint A Vintage Farmhouse Planter and dull down bright and shiny galvanized home decor.
How To Paint A Vintage Farmhouse Planter
Using this method you don’t need any harsh chemicals or leave the piece out in the weather for months. Whilst I LOVE all things galvanised sometimes you find newer pieces that are super cool but just way too bright. This technique can be applied to galvanised trays, buckets or any treasures you may find!
- Galvanised Planters, tray or bucket. I found these ones at Kmart.
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Ash Sample
- Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint – Zinc Wax
- 120 grit Sandpaper
- Paint Brush – I used my Cling On! R12
- Foam wedge
- Number Stencil or another design that you like. I used the large ones for this project
- Painters Tape
- Wax Brush
Step 2 – Using your painter’s tape line up your stencil and secure in place. Then load a little Ash onto your foam wedge and stencil on your number. Let dry.
Step 3 – Then take your sandpaper and give the entire piece a light distress.
Step 4 – Then using your wax brush apply some Zinc Wax.
Then add some pretties of your choice and you’re all done!
As you can see it now blends in much nicer with our old vintage birdcage and doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb!
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