How to Create Your Own Faux Enamelware
How would you like to be able to take something that you’re tired of and transform it into something new! Do you like to change up elements of your decor frequently? I know I’m famous for moving pieces from room to room. Sometimes I remake them into something else, or just freshen them with a coat of paint. You don’t have to go out and buy something new. Take a look around and see what you can change, there’s always a way to give something a new look and in some cases, it can be done for pennies!
Enamelware is very popular and a staple in farmhouse and vintage decor. I have a few pieces in my kitchen that I purchased from Antique Farmhouse! It’s hands down my favorite place to shop. If you love Farmhouse, Vintage, Industrial decor or a mix of all of them Antique Farmhouse has some of the most unique and beautiful pieces you will ever find! Check out their sister sites, Bits of Vintage and Decor Steals too!
These are a few of my favorite galvanized pieces. As you can see, I’ve had the three-tiered-tray for a while and I love styling it for the seasons. I’ve even used it in my craft room for my paints. The oil can was found on a site my husband was working on–it was a gross mess, but cleaned up enough to use it for a Christmas arrangement. The rusted spout (something that most people would love) drove me nuts so I was very happy to use this technique on it. I searched Pinterest for something I could do with them and came across a few projects where they actually used paint and markers to change them into fabulous faux enamelware.
I literally tore off the fabric that I had covered those little galvanized tins with and soaked the Modge Podge off of them so I could use this technique on them too!
Here’s What You’ll Need for this Project
Sharpie Marker-Black (I used the wide tip)- to create the black edge
Painter’s Tape– to mask off areas you don’t want to spray paint
Super Simple How To
- Be sure that your items to be painted are clean and dry.
- Mask off the areas that you want to be black with painter’s tape–generally the edges and rims. I found it much easier to apply the painter’s tape and then cut the excess off with an exacto knife–those tiny rim edges are brutal any other way!
- Spray Paint two coats of Rustoleum High Gloss Enamel Spray Paint according to the directions on the can.
- Allow to dry completely.
- Remove painters tape.
- Using the Sharpie Marker, carefully “color” the edges and rims, allow to dry and enjoy!
How Simple Was That!
And here are the finished products! Can you tell which ones are real enamelware and which aren’t?
The real ones are the Bread Box and Sugar & Powder Creamer containers!
I think it’s a nice update on some tired pieces!