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How To Age Galvanized Metal


So many times, while shopping,  I’ve seen such beautiful Farmhouse Style accent pieces like pails, planters, various containers…..etc. but I just can’t bring myself to pay the prices they’re asking. Today I’ll show you  how to age galvanized metal to make your own accent pieces for a fraction of the cost!

How cute is this metal planter?!! It will be perfect for the lovely lavender plants I bought for my front porch. I found this container at our local Dollar Tree! Cute AND inexpensive?……even better! Ya gotta love the Dollar store!

The planter is a little too shiny for my liking, so I thought I’d try my hand at aging it to give it a more rustic ‘farmhouse’ look.  In this post I’ll show you step by step how to age galvanized metal the super easy way. You’ll be amazed at how beautifully this turns out!

age galvanized metal

How To Age Galvanized Metal

What You’ll Need:

  • metal planter (I found this planter at Dollar Tree)
  • vinegar
  • old towel
  • brown paint
  • paint or foam brush
  • paper towel
  • plastic bin


What to Do:

Step 1:

Start by placing your towels in a large plastic bin, then  simply pour vinegar on the towels until they are soaked.

age galvanized metal

Step 2:

Next you want to wrap the planter with the vinegar soaked towels and wait for the magic to    happen…….and wait…..and wait……5-6 hours later unwrap the planter and you will be  pleasantly surprised with the amazing results. The longer you wait, the more aged it will  look.

age galvanized metal

age galvanized metal

You can definitely stop here and use the planter ‘as is’. It turned out so pretty……but I wanted to add a little depth.

age galvanized metal

Step 3:

Take some brown acrylic paint and paint the entire planter. Wait a minute or so, then begin wiping the paint off with some paper towel. Don’t be super neat with this part, because you want a bit of paint left behind.

age galvanized metal

age galvanized metal

How about that?! I’m shocked at how EASY this process is and I absolutely love the results, don’t you? The paint also adds a bit of dimension to the planter that I was looking for. It really does look rusted and old!

I’ll definitely be on the hunt for some more shiny objects to age!

Until next time


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