Is there anything better than decorating the house with style, spending little and showing everyone a piece that you created yourself? It’s very good, isn’t it ?. And you can achieve such a decoration using drums. Yes, those tin drums that are used by the industry for storing oil. Did you remember them now? It was the industrial style that made decorative drums popular. This type of decoration prioritizes reused elements with an appearance of “unfinished” or “something yet to be done”, accentuating the rudimentary and sometimes even crude tendency of this type of decoration. In this post you will see more about it and learn how to make an incredible Movement in Squares Quilt.
In addition to the decorative effect, the drums can also be useful and functional. You can use them as a table, bar, sink counter or simply use the interior to store objects, in addition to many other options. The drums can be purchased over the internet. On online shopping sites, the price of a 200 liter drum is, on average, $ 10.64. The total cost to make the decorative drum, plus other necessary materials, is around $ 23.64.
But let’s get to the point: the step by step on how to make a decorative drum. You will see that it is much simpler than it looks and, best of all, the drum can be fully personalized, let your imagination run. Many images on the internet show decorative drums referring to perfumes – the best known is the Chanel brand – and drinks. But it doesn’t have to be a rule, you can create your drum with what most closely matches your decor and your style.
Free Pattern Available: Movement in Squares Quilt
Let’s start? To do this, separate the necessary materials first:
1 tin drum of the desired size;
Sandpaper No. 150;
Loofah and damp cloth;
Anti-corrosion product (can be red lead or primer);
Spray paint or enamel paint in the desired color;
Foam roller (if using red lead and enamel paint);
Adhesives, mirror, fabric and whatever else you want for the final finish;
Step 1: Start by thoroughly cleaning the drum to be used. To do this, use plenty of water and detergent, so that no trace of oil remains inside the drum;
Step 2: Sand, sand and sand until all external imperfections of the drum are removed, such as rust marks, for example, that always get in the way. When you notice that the surface is smooth and uniform, wipe with a damp cloth or wash again if you prefer. Then let it dry well;
Step 3: Prepare the drum to receive the paint and protect it from corrosion so that it looks the way you expect. This step is very important to ensure that your drum is protected against rust. For this use red lead or primer.
Step 4: Here begins the painting stage and you already start to see the drum getting the way you wanted it to be. If you choose to use spray paint it is important to keep a distance of about 20 centimeters so that the paint does not run down the drum. Depending on the color you choose, up to four coats are required for a perfect finish. But you can evaluate this as you paint.
Step 5: Last and most fun step in creating the decorative drum. This is where you will choose the details of the drum and the final appearance it will have. For this you can use stickers with the theme you prefer as drawings or series, make a different painting or even risk graffiti to make it even more industrial. The drum cover can be coated with a mirror, fabric or other material of your choice. Creativity is in charge.
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