You didn’t actually think I had a galvanized guinea pig did you? *giggle* I could’ve, you just never know.
Nope the guinea pig in question is not one with fur and a cute little pink nose, this one is vintage and rusty. This door knob is my guinea pig today because I have a large “thing” that I want to galvanize and before I go paint this large thing, I want to try the technique on something less expensive and if I mess it up I won’t cry for days.
Logical. Practical. Sensible.
I dug deep into my vintage door knob stash and pulled this beauty out.
Nice…ya? You’re probably confused why I would want to cover up all this lovely tarnished piece of junk…it’s only to prove a point that is why. I know, its beauty is through my eyes and what I’m beholding probably isn’t lovely to you, but this is truly a sacrifice for me…(back of hand on forehead) if I must, let us proceed.
All drama aside, I want to galvanize a chandelier and I really don’t want to buy another if I mess it up, so here’s my test subject and exhibit A, the can of Silver Hammered Rust-Oleum spray paint.
I knew before I did this that it would not be the dull galvanized finish that I want. I will be experimenting further on this test subject. But as you can see, it covered nicely and if you look closely you can really see the hammered texture.
huh! I wouldn’t have believed it.
The can says that this paint can be used on a variety of surfaces, but get this…
it warns you not to use on galvanized metal…
Like I would spray paint galvanized anything? Hold on I have laugh!
Not bad, but not the look I’m going for.
I want the chalky white haze over it, kinda dull, a spot of rust here and there would be wonderful, dontchathink?
Stay tuned….this will be continued!
I wanted to tell you about a sweet and wonderful friend of mine who has made two amazing quilts that she has listed in her Etsy shop. Anita of AMKreations is a kind and compassionate soul and a wonderful sister in Christ. She will be using 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these two quilts as offering to provide Christmas for Orphans and Widows in Malawi, Africa.
If you have a moment, stop by and visit her blog to read more about her and these handmade quilts, then jump over her Etsy shop if that’s where your heart leads you.