If you've already tried it, I sincerely apologize. The last thing I want to do is steer anyone wrong here. It would probably work on parts that don't bear any weight. But it was obviously the wrong thing to use for the leg. My husband thinks he can build a whole new leg. I hope so. I don't know what else to do.
Also, I had my days wrong. I said I was doing something different today~it's tomorrow.
I've been lucky enough to find some great old galvanized washtubs and buckets at estate sales. But they're few and far between. I have some new pieces that are new, but I don't like the new looks so much.
Like this flower planter. I can't remember what I planned to use it for, but it's just been sitting around. I've had a few people write and tell me it's easy to age galvanized metal, and so I decided to take their advice and try an experiment with
Clorox bleach. Although, any chlorine bleach would work.
I just put it in a spray bottle
and sprayed it a few times outside.
(I'm not thrilled with the streaks I got from the bleach running down the sides and from wiping the inside. I'm wondering if the gel stuff would work better.) But it did work!
There's a white crust that doesn't wash off. Especially on the bottom where there weren't as many streaks.
Have any of you tried this before? Do you have any tips for me?
Have a good weekend! Be sure to tune in Monday. I'm doing something a little different.
Thank you so much for all of your kindness. My aunt's funeral was very positive and very uplifting. I'm glad I could go with my parents. It was a sad occasion, but there were still some bright moments. Here are a few of them in no particular order.
Talking and laughing with my mom as we followed my dad and his cousin down the road.
Driving with my dad in the front seat. He had some pistachios, so he'd shell one for himself, then shell one for me and hand it to me.
Being with cousins I haven't seen in a long time.
Seeing old family photos that I haven't ever seen before, and hearing the stories behind them.
Spending time with my brothers, my sister in law and my niece. I sure love them.
Talking with my aunt I still have on my dad's side of the family, and having her say "I wish we were neighbors!" I wish we were, too.
I did find some fun junk.
(I know. Even on a road trip for a funeral!)
I was just too wiped out when I got home to take any pictures. I'll show you tomorrow.