Galvanized pitchers are all the rage these days! I love them because they are a great way to add a little farmhouse feel to your décor. But trying to find ones that are halfway reasonably priced is a real challenge… whenever something gets high in popularity, it gets high in price too!
So what to do? Find some on sale and at the flea market of course! 🙂
The one on the left I got at JoAnn’s. It was either on sale (because I never pay full price for anything) or I used one of their 40% off coupons (don’t you just love those?). The one on the right I got at a flea market for $1.
They weren’t horrible looking before the makeover- after all, I did buy the one on the left because I really liked how it looked with the rooster and all- it just felt a bit outdated now(or maybe I just got tired of it). The one on the right had a more contemporary look to it than I like, but I knew I could paint it and make it look the way I wanted, and at $1, I couldn’t pass it up!
Galvanized Pitchers Chalk Paint Makeover
Here’s what I used:
- FolkArt Home Décor Chalk Paint in White Adirondack where to buy
- FolkArt Home Décor Clear Wax where to buy
- FolkArt Home Décor Antiquing Wax where to buy
- Paint brushes
- Soft lint-free cloths
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Here’s what I did:
I washed both pitchers with soap and water and dried thoroughly. Then I gave each two coats with chalk paint and one coat of clear wax. I decided to not do anything further with the pitcher on the left because I thought it looked good as it was. I wanted to bring out the leaf pattern on the other pitcher, so I continued on with antiquing wax.
I painted the rest of the pitcher with antiquing wax, wiping the excess of immediately so it wouldn’t get too dark. Then I did a little distressing with 220 grit sandpaper and sealed everything in with a coat of clear wax.
I hope you enjoyed this makeover! Let me know what you think in the comments section below!