Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Join The Industrial Revolution With Galvanized Home Decor

Who would have thought  that grandma's galvanized buckets and tubs would be sought after for our home decor? I never saw the beauty until recently either. Of course grandma didn't plant pink geraniums in her buckets...she needed them for mopping. We have taken something totally utilitarian and turned them into really pretty home accessories reminiscent of French country homes. Whether they are shiny or aged, I love the bling and subtle shine they bring to our indoor and outdoor decorating. You can find them at flea markets and homes decor stores and they are affordable which is always a plus! Here are some pictures that will hopefully inspire you to add some "heavy metal" to your environment!!

Topiary in galvanized containers create a very pretty entrance to this home. Stone and galvanized accessories are perfection when used together!

Simple but beautiful. These small buckets are lovely floral containers and work well in contrast to the beautiful china.

Tres chic!!

You can't beat geraniums in galvanized containers. They are charming accents to any garden area.

Lovely old metal bed would be perfection in a French country bedroom.

What a cute table for this rustic porch!

I am sure drinks have to tast better from these dispensers!!

Some clever person has created a whimsical fountain from these lovely galvanized tubs and watering cans. What a great project!

Flowers look so pretty in galvanized containers.  You can find all shapes and sizes.

The older, the better!!

I think these galvanized baskets and tubs used as lighting are so unique and gorgeous! How fun it would be to set a table with these shining down on it.

Watering cans be used in many clever ways.  Just use you imagination. These pink flowers are stunning against the grey of the porch and aged  tin.

Very creative!!

I want some of these to use at my home!!

Any color looks great against galvanized!

These wonderful trays would make any table setting delightful.

What a fun picnic table!! You will surprise yourself with how creative you can be!

See what I mean?

And let us not forget weddings!

I hope you are inspired to collect and use these galvanized beauties around you home. They are great decorating accessories.

Have fun!!
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