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Learn How to Stencil a Galvanized Pail

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Learn how to stencil a galvanized pail using an SVG file, your Cricut and paint to create a French flower market inspired stenciled pail.

I’m sure you’ve seen the beautiful aged patina on these French flower market inspired pails. I just fell in love with the look of them and decided to create my own.

Learn How to Stencil a Galvanized Pail by The Birch Cottage

There’s something almost nostalgic about the look of patina. Often times it makes me wonder about the stories an old galvanized pail could tell. Kind of like when you walk into an old house or antique shop. Do you ever wonder what stories the walls could tell if they could talk?

How to Stencil a Galvanized Pail

I’m sharing today’s tutorial on how to stencil a galvanized pail for the French flower market look over on The Summery Umbrella today. You can visit The Summery Umbrella by clicking here.

Stencil for Galvanized Pail

You can use just about any stencil with this project. I used my Cricut Explore Air and this SVG file from The Summery Umbrella to complete this project. However, you could totally do this project with a store bought stencil.

Fresh Flowers SVG

How to Age Galvanized Metal

Did you know you can easily turn a shiny new galvanized metal pail, sign, bucket, tray or pretty much anything made out of galvanized metal into something that looks aged and full of beautiful patina? It’s easier than you think. Next month I’ll be sharing a tutorial on Kenarry: Ideas for the Home on just how to do this.

Helpful Hint: If you have a heat gun, it makes the whole process so much quicker! Otherwise, you’ll want to be sure to attempt this project on a sunny day. Below is a link to the heat gun I used.

Although this stenciled pail takes its inspiration from a French flower market, it definitely has the farmhouse feel, cottage feel and vintage feel all rolled into one. I’ve stenciled a number of these galvanized pails now and I’ve aged every one of them, too.

Galvanized Farmhouse Decor

By the way, as of the writing of this blog post, Hobby Lobby has their galvanized farmhouse decor on sale. And, even if it’s not on sale, you can always use one of their 40% off coupons.

I do hope you’ll hop on over to The Summery Umbrella and follow along with this tutorial. While you’re there, be sure to check out all her beautiful hand drawn designs – you’ll be glad you did!

Til next time…

Pam from The Birch Cottage

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