Galvanize – it can either be used as a verb meaning to “stimulate and excite as if by an electric shock” or it can mean “to coat iron or steel with zinc”. I am hoping today you will be inspired by both uses of the word because I have found some fantastic examples of ideas where people used galvanized metal to create some pretty awesome accessories and spaces!
Create a Beautiful Centerpiece
I love this centerpiece that Michelle @ Sweet Something Designs did. She took an old galvanized tray she found at a thrifting event! I am never so lucky to find beautiful stuff like that! Oh yeah – and the table it is on – she just asked the hubby to make her one and that is what he came up with. I know … we can all be jealous of Michelle’s handyman together!
Photo via Sweet Something Designs
Make a Decorative Accessory
How adorably brilliant is this?! Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage took pipe strapping from the hardware store and made this adorable little decorative ball! I love how rustic and structural it is!
Photo via The Country Chic Cottage
Create a Pretty Plate Rack
Liz @ Hoosier Homemade took an antique galvanized chicken feeder and turned it into this pretty plate rack! Love it! That is thinking outside the box – or feeder as it were!
Photo via Hoosier Homemade
Install a Shower Surround
That is the nice thing about galvanized metal – it is rust proof! This shower surround is industrial and modern and was done by Catherine and Jarrett from Bungalow Bungahigh. This was actually done in their basement bathroom – I bet all that shiny metal really did help to brighten it up in there.
Photo via Bungalow Bungahigh
Make an Industrial Table
Love this one! And all the steps to make the table are over at Frugal Farmhouse Design. Lisa even gives pictures of all the parts you need to do the base! It is a great tutorial!
Photo via Frugal Farmhouse Design
Cover your Countertop
I think this looks amazing and has me seriously reconsidering any idea of going with stone for any future countertop projects. This project was done by Lindsey @ The Pleated Poppy.
Photo via The Pleated Poppy
Make a Faux Mirror
This is so beautiful! Jenni @ Beautiful Nest created this faux mirror out of a vintage window and backed it with some galvanized sheet metal! Gorg!
Photo via Beautiful Nest
Stencil a Planter
I love this idea! Can’t you see this as a great way to show your house number or family name? Amanda @ Reloved Rubbish is responsible for this little beauty. And she has done a TON of galvanized projects!
Photo via Reloved Rubbish
So there you go! A ton of great ideas to “galvanize” you into action this spring! So tell me – do you love galvanized metal? Have you ever done any projects with it? Are you inspired to do some now? I wanna know!