I’ve always loved the industrial/farmhouse look. Even before it was all the rage. As I make changes to our house, I find myself adding more and more “industrial”. My latest project was no different. Not only did I create a fabulous plank wall for our command center, but I added a little industrial charm with a few DIY, faux galvanized metal accessories. I couldn’t be more thrilled with the results.
This project was seriously easy! I simply cut 3 cheese boxes down to the size I wanted.
I then took them outside and gave them a coat of flat, grey spray paint. To add a little sparkle, I also hit a few spots with rustolium metallic spray paint in the color flat iron.
I wasn’t loving the “new” look of these clip boards or the office clips. They were way too shiny for my liking.
I just wrapped foil around the bottom half of the clip boards and taped off the rest. Then I spray painted all the shiny metal.
The galvanized metal look was done by dabbing a little white and grey paint on until it looked like actual galvanized metal. A few small kids paintbrushes worked just fine.
What a difference a little paint can make! I love these easy projects.
I did the same thing with the cheese boxes. Just dab on some white and grey paint and swirl around with the paint brush. I added a tiny touch of rust colored paint to the edges to make them look a bit older.
It’s so easy and cheap to get that galvanized metal look. I even took an old shower caddie and faux painted it.
Once the paint was dry, I just popped them up on the wall with a command strip and added a few tags to the front.
I love this little nook in my kitchen. It turned out just how I wanted it to, and it was under $10 to create! I might be faux galvanizing more things around my house in the near future.
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