DIY Galvanized Tubs From the Dollar Store

$5
Easy

I love the look of vintage items. One thing I always wanted for a backyard party is a big galvanized tube. Then, I was the dollar store and saw something I could make look like one.
These plastic bins were just $1/each and I knew with a bit of spray paint, I could make them look like galvanized tubs!
I grabbed a couple and found the perfect spray paint to give it the look of galvanized tubs. Nobody had a clue these were originally plastic totes. They even sweat like the real thing!
If you'd like to see the entire tutorial, just click on the link below and head over to my blog!

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  • Kitty McCarty
    Kitty McCarty
    on Aug 7, 2016

    please tell me what the paint is. My computer freezes up when I try to link to other websites so it is very cumbersome to read your blog. thanks

    • Stephanie Pass
      Stephanie Pass
      on Aug 8, 2016

      Hi Kitty, It is Rustoleum Hammered spray paint. It was the one that works on surfaces, including plastic.

  • Sup6388335
    Sup6388335
    on Dec 19, 2016

    I can't view your blog either. Do you have to prep the container or just spray paint it and how many coats?

    • Sandra Maggi
      Sandra Maggi
      on Feb 25, 2017

      Here is a short version of what you need to know: I picked up some metallic spray paint in a “hammered” texture. I put one coat on and then let them dry overnight. The next day, I put a second coat on and let them dry overnight again. Then, they were ready for use.

  • Johnanna
    Johnanna
    on Jul 18, 2017

    What kind of paint did you use for plastic tubs?
    • Marinela Carbajal Medrano
      Marinela Carbajal Medrano
      on Apr 13, 2018

      Here is a short version of what you need to know: I picked up some metallic spray paint in a “hammered” texture. I put one coat on and then let them dry overnight. The next day, I put a second coat on and let them dry overnight again. Then, they were ready for use

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