I am so excited to share how to get the Enamelware look for less. I found this idea over at Tammy’s blog One More Time Events. I loved this idea and with a short supply list I knew it was a project I would start and finish in the same day. I have a few pieces of Enamelware and I love the contrast between the white and the black trim. The Enamelware look is a fresh look as I update my accessories. I recently updated my dining room and moved a dark hutch into the space. Because of the dark interior and exterior of the hutch I am looking for inexpensive ways to add accessories that pop with color. The Enamelware look is a perfect contrast to my hutch.
When I read Tammy’s tutorial I knew I could handle this project. It only requires two products; Rust-Oleum Enamel spray paint and a black Sharpie. I grabbed a wire tray with 6 metal box inserts as my first Enamelware project.
The boxes were off white and were already on my to do list to paint white. I found the Rust-oleum paint in the store, but their website said it was discontinued. Lowes lists the small can on their website, but I didn’t check in their store. I think some craft stores carry Rust-Oleum too. Home Depot has a variety of colors of the enamel finish and a few off white versions so make sure it is the white lid.
As it turns out I could not find a black Sharpie anywhere in my house. That’s an entirely different post about searching for items you know you have somewhere in your house! Because I was on a mission to finish this project I used an oil based black marker and found it just as effective. I set this project up outside and it took a few minutes with a second coat an hour later. I used a Sharpie to go around the edges. This is such a low effort project, but the impact is huge.
The options are endless. The Rust-Oleum can says this enamel finish can be used on multiple finishes, but the metal surface gives it the true Enamelware look. It’s a fun project for a Sunday afternoon.
The search begins for other metal accessories that I can get the Enamelware look for less. Here’s the finished accessory. In full disclosure I am thinking I may need to update the wire tray with a splash of black spray paint. What do you think of the Enamelware look?
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