So.. you might be wondering why I'm writing about aging galvanized metal...well I was in search of some tin pails for centrepieces and I came across a few at Dollarama! As much as I love using fancy containers sometimes the most budget friendly ones are the best, and this way I can spend the money on the flowers!
The only down side was they were shiny, and really didn't fit the look I was after. After looking through google for a good half hour about how to age the metal or dull it down a bit I ended up using one of the methods I found. I was torn between using vinegar or Lysol, but I figured I wasn't about to waste a container full of vinegar on this project.
I went with good old Lysol toilet bowl cleaner!!! I put some gloves on and rubbed it on the tin. The cleaner bubbled up a bit and I left it for only a couple of minutes, washed it off and VOILA!!! From shiny metal to a dull aged look! The longer you leave the Lysol, the more it becomes rusted looking..but I didn't want to go too rusty. It was just enough to rub the shiny coat off.
I'm now ready for my August bride...yup thats right.. August..lol