DIY How To Fake Enamelware

Tammy H
by Tammy H
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One of the things I love about a Farmhouse American French Style is decorating with enamelware especially in the colors of white enamel and black. I’m excited to share a quick and easy DIY how to fake with paint and sharpie. If you love enamel as much as I do, then you are going to love this simple idea to achieve the look of enamelware with two easy steps.
Three ways to fake enamel on a pitcher, watering can and planter using spray paint, sharpie and embellished with black and white material
Pitcher Makeover to Look like Enamelware

First I removed the material
sprayed pitcher with Gloss Protective Enamel

Using fine point black Sharpie to outline rims and fill in handle
measured and cut a piece of black and white buffalo checked material from a tablecloth I had on hand, wrapped and tied around the pitcher.
Suggested materials:
  • Galvanized metal pitcher   (Craft Store)
  • Gloss Enamel paint   (Hardware Store)
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  • Jennie Lee Jennie Lee on Aug 19, 2016
    Do you not get that annoying metallic "bronzing" effect on the Sharpie ink? If you do, did you get rid of it, somehow? Thanks.
  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Sep 10, 2016
    OK so I have a true enamel pot not super large 3 qts at most and I was going to donate it this weekend but now I want to keep it but for what I don't know. It's 27 yrs old in perfect condition because it has not been used. Wedding gift. What are some suggestions other than as a plant pot? The lid is also very cool and I could hang that on a wall as art. So please someone answer because of you I'm keeping it a while longer,no pressure! 😄
  • Sal10916929 Sal10916929 on Oct 01, 2016
    Does it have to be enamel ware? Or can you do just glass ware?
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  • MM MM on Oct 05, 2016
  • Pj Pj on Apr 30, 2019

    Easier to "enamal" if you use a foam brush. You have more control than trying to hold a sharpie to the edge of pan/pitcher, etc. This is how I do it.