Aging Galvanized Metal DIY

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

 Notice the left side is shiny with my reflection. the right is duller with some browning at the top edge of the tin

Notice the left side is shiny with my reflection. the right is duller with some browning at the top edge of the tin