Learn several different ways to distress metal, paint metal, make metal look old or create a metal look using paint and other finishes.
I have put together a list of 12 fabulous distressed metal finish ideas from a talented set of bloggers.
In these posts you will find so many great ways to distress and paint metal. You will even find ways to create an antique or rusted metal look from things are anything but metal such as:
- how to age galvanized metal
- how to make metal old and rusty
- how to distress metal
- how to create a patina on brass or metal, and more!
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12 Fabulous Distressed Metal Finish Ideas
Let’s just jump right in shall we?
I love this post about how to age metal. This is a new piece of galvanized metal and Michelle shows you just how to make the metal look old.
These metal trees have just been cut and formed into a tree. Just cutting metal can be a challenge and these turned out so cute.
Learn how to use paints for metal and see the distressed chalk paint after it is sanded. I love the look of this and it fits in perfectly on my back patio.
This is a great way to incorporate metal finishes into your home or lifestyle.
This is one of my favorites. She uses just plain empty tin cans and shows us how to make metal look old with paint. Not only old...but rusty as well. I love this.
Now this takes distressed decor ideas to a whole new level for me. I am used to just small decor projects but in this post you will learn how to distress an entre chair/bench. It is beautiful.
A super easy technique to give painted metal a distressed, rustic or vintage look.
This is the perfect example of how to make metal look rustic! And the denim just sets it off. I will need to try this soon.
I love a metal patina finish. This is a great way to make metal look like it has been around for a long time. And it is so pretty.
Who would have thought that you could make a faux rust finish from paper mache? Well, just take a look at this post and tell me that isn't real rusty metal. I dare ya'!
These faux tin ceiling tiles have been painted in different finishes and they are all looking like distressed metal or painted metal. I love that they work as home decor in so many ways.
These brass lamps were treated with a Modern Masters product. It is so easy to do and give a perfect patina finish on these brass lamps.
What a great list of distressed metal finishes.
Each of these posts is great and teach us new tips and techniques for giving metal and antique look, or a vintage look or a rusty look.
I am excited to try some of these and create my own rusty, old finishes.
I hope they have inspired you to do the same.
Thanks so much for stopping by and happy crafting!