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 1 – Lightly dip your brush into the Ash. You don’t need much at all. Then wipe off some of the paint onto the paper towel or an old rag. Then lightly dry brush over the planter. Let dry.
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!
Be sure to check out below some more fun Garden projects from my blogging pals below.
Don’t have time to make now? Be Sure to PIN for later!
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Leanna at Faeries and Fauna Blog / Facebook / Instagram / Pinterest / Twitter
Oak Raised Beds in My Garden
Tarah at Grandma’s House DIY Blog / Facebook / Instagram / Pinterest / Twitter
Recycled Cans As Planters
Chas at Chas’ Crazy Creations Blog / Facebook / Pinterest
Repurpose An Old Mop Bucket Into A Garden Planter
Michelle at Our Crafty Mom! Blog / Facebook / Instagram / Pinterest / Twitter
Vintage Farmhouse Planter
Sam at Raggedy Bits Blog / Facebook / Instagram / Pinterest / Twitter
I really love the finish on this. It’s just the right amount of aging and no rust
Thank you, Leanna! I was super happy with the finish on them too!
Love this tutorial Sam, and it turned out amazing my friend. Thank you for sharing.
SO glad you enjoyed it, Chas! Thank you!
The finish you got on that planter is absolutely beautiful!
Sam, I am so in love with this bucket! The aged look is so cool and really has the farmhouse look that everyone loves! The number totally completes it. Pinned!
I’m so delighted that you like it, Michelle! Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment!
One would be hard pressed to know the planter isn’t galvanized metal. Love the finish and the farmhouse charm, Sam. Pinned 🙂
It just never amazes me with what the power of paint can do, Marie! As I’m sure you already know with all the wonderful transformations you have painted!! Thank you for your very kind words!
Don’t you just love making over things with a vintage vibe. Love this Sam
Thank you, Deborah! Me too, so much fun!