Galvanized Metal Decor

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For a long time I associated galvanized metal with old metal garbage cans — you know, like the Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street variety. Until recently, I would have never thought of adding it into my home decor.


I now consider myself schooled. Galvanized metal decor is a decor trend that I love and I’ve fully embraced it.

How to Age Galvanized Metal in One Easy Step (with craft paint!) - by

Recently I purchased a new metal pail from Amazon, and applied a simple, chemical-free aging technique in one step. I love the look even more if the metal appears to be  “vintage”. 

I’m striving for a more casual look in my home and embracing farmhouse style. When mercury glass and old silver fail to give me the vibe that I want, galvanized metal always wins. Replacing upscale metals with galvanized materials removes any hint of pretentious formality and embraces more country styling.

Winter Home Tour 2017 galvanized tin house

I’m also in love with my new Pottery Barn tiered server (a Christmas present from the family). I can’t wait to convert it into a springtime centerpiece. Here it is as a coffee and hot cocoa station throughout the winter.

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You can purchase this online or in your local Pottery Barn store. They have an entire line of galvanized pieces for spring.

Paper flowers in galvanized bucket | found at SnazzyLittleThings.comDIY paper flowers in a galvanized bucket. Courtesy Evelyn & Rose. I love the casual elegance of this vignette. You can purchase newer versions of these old pails on Amazon.

I love the down to earth style that galvanized metal offers. Try replacing something that’s a shiny silver with something galvanized. You get an instantly cozy feeling in the room.

Who doesn’t love anything from Chip and JoAnna from Fixer Upper? I love their style. I couldn’t find the exact trays pictured, but there are many galvanized trays available on

I admit, I am saving my $ for an upgrade of our dining room chairs, much like the one in this picture.

Have you embraced the galvanized metal trend in your home? To me, it’s really given my decorating a dose of farmhouse, and I’m loving it.

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  1. My style is clean, airy, modern, but I love a few barnwood pieces, or galvanized buckets, a bit of burlap thrown in for a bit of fun. I have been wanting a long galvanized tin, about 3 foot long and about 6 inches wide, I saw one once dow n the center of a dining table planted with wheat grass, loved it! Both sleek, modern and vintage country all at once. And yes, I love Chip and Joanna Gaines, Fixer upper is set on my DVR!

  2. Popping over from Worthwhile Wednesday =) What a fresh look. I’m thinking about incorporating metal in my decor but don’t know if I want to go galvanized or copper. thanks for the ideas! Be sure to share your recipes, crafts, upcycles & DIYs at Two Uses Tuesday (Mon 8pm EST to Fri 11pm EST) over at Sarah Celebrates if you don’t already!

  3. I LOVE galvanized metal and I want everything you posted!!

  4. uhhh I have tons of galvanized goodies throughout my house. Added your party link for my FRIDAY PARTY tabs. I will link up my posts, I have so much with galvanized décor, so not sure what the limit is. Please feel free to delete links if there is a limit. Thanks Jaenette…Christine from Little Brags

  5. I am loving the galvanized trend! Especially those galvanized floating tray’s from Chip and JoAnna Gaines! I have been wracking my brains to incorporate those into our home somehow… I will find a way! haha. So far I love the look but don’t have any of my own… I’m still stuck on the shininess of mercury glass! Maybe soon…