Hello dear friends!! I’ve got another thrifty makeover for y’all today! I’ll be using a metal tote to share how to paint galvanized metal. This tote never knew it could be so sweet!
I found this galvanized tote for $2.25 at the thrift store:
I give pretty much anything that serves a function a second look when I’m looking for treasures. This tote could hold so many things!
I decided that I wanted to paint it though and set out to do just that!
How to paint galvanized metal
Slick Stick adheres to non-porous surfaces like metal, glass, laminate, plastic, and more. This allows you to then paint without fear of it scratching off.
- Apply one coat
- Apply second coat after two hours
- Allow to dry overnight before painting
That’s it! You are now ready to paint! I actually let this sit for a few days while I decided where I wanted to go with it.
Finally, I painted it with my go-to bright white paint: Cotton.
Once I had it painted, I sanded lightly all over with 220 grit sandpaper wrapped around an old foam sanding sponge:
After wiping away any sanding dust, I decided to dig through my transfers and see if I had any pretty leftover pieces I could use to embellish this tote a bit.
I found these two:
I had a small transfer left from a set of four and a couple of scraps of this gingham one. You may still be able to find these transfers by searching their names on Etsy.
I loved the flowers at the bottom of the “home” transfer, so I cut them to fit and flipped them upside down to add them to the front of the tote:
They appeared to be right-side up when separated from the rest of the transfer, so they worked out great.
I used a razor blade to carefully trim around the handle…
I could have used the “Home” part on the inside, but I really love this cute gingham check.
The two scrap pieces I had left were a perfect fit for the bottom of the inside:
To seal and protect the paint and transfers, I used Best Dang Wax in clear.
Here is how this pretty little lady turned out:
So sweet now!
The roses were just what this piece needed to sweeten it up, and they fit just right!
This would be great to hold all those toiletries that need corralling on our counters or dressers!
Here’s a peek of the inside…
That’s two simple projects brought to life with transfers this week! See the other one HERE if you missed it!
That’s one project closer to completing this haul!!
I’m SO close!! Visit any of the makeovers from this haul at the links below:
How to Paint Nicotine Stained Furniture (Trestle Table)
I’ll be back sharing what I did with this set of mirrors!
UPDATE: Go see how these look now HERE…you won’t guess what I did with them!
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