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Aging Galvanized Metal

Super simple idea for creating a rustic look by aging galvanized metal containers. Don’t let the shiny, cheap finish of new metal containers stop you from buying these affordable pieces. You can transform them into farmhouse looking decor with this easy DIY.

Aging galvanized metal

Shiny metal is transformed in to rustic beauties

Oh what a difference a day makes.

You will need:

  • Lysol Toilet bowl cleaner
  • metal containers
  • heavy duty trash bag
  • gloves
  • safety googles

aging galvanized with Lysol toilet bowl cleaner

Watch this quick video for step by step instructions to create these aged galvanized metal containers:

Rustic farmhouse galvanized metal pitcher

Can you believe these shiny affordable metal containers are now perfectly imperfect rustic beauties?

Farmhouse rustic floral container DIY

You can find these buckets at Ikea, Dollar Tree, Dollar Store and most any big box store.

Aged galvanized containers with Lysol toilet bowl cleaner

Metal buckets looks so rustic and perfect for the farmhouse look

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Can’t wait to see what you create!

how to age metal for the perfect farmhouse rustic decor


  1. Adorable! Thanks for sharing the tip. And I am crazy about the bucket full of cotton bolls. Did you just lay them in there, or did you use glue to keep them in place?

  2. Thank you for sharing this tip!!!!

  3. Love it Debbie! You know I’m crazy for galvanized metal 🙂

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