Industrial Style Galvanized & Rusted Letters
Everywhere I look, I’ve been seeing these gorgeous metal rusted letters and have been dying for some of my own. But I wasn’t about to spend $20 a pop or more on one letter!
So I hopped over to my favorite craft store (I’m biased because my mom gets a good employee discount
To get the right look for the rustic galvanized metal, I purchased 2 bottles (but only used 1) of Martha Stewart paint in Brushed Pewter.
Now you may be asking, Kristina, why is there cinnamon in that picture with your painting supplies? Well young Padawan, that is for the rust!
Saw whaaaaa?! I know, bear with me here.
To create the least amount of mess in your kitchen (and to prevent everyone in your house from thinking you are baking something delicious) I’d suggest taking this outside.
The process for this couldn’t be simpler (you know me, I like easy DIYs!) paint on a layer of the paint onto your letters, and while they’re still wet, sprinkle on the cinnamon! I kept the bottle super close to the letter and only did it around the edges.
I used a second smaller brush to brush the cinnamon around more evenly. Some cinnamon got onto areas that I didn’t like, so I just painted over that area, which resulted in giving the paint a textured look, too!
Once the paint is all dry, I flipped the letters up and tapped them onto the cardboard box I was working on to remove all of the extra cinnamon.
Add more or paint over more as needed.