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Cool Idea: Galvanized Steel Instead of Shower Tile

Country Living has an inspiring article about how one of its contributing editors (also a carpenter) transformed his dated, minuscule bathroom into a seriously glamorous one for only $1,000. The photos definitely wowed me, but I have a soft spot for clean, white rooms, especially those with feminine accents. What really impressed me was his innovative use of sheets of corrugated, galvanized metal as a tub surround instead of traditional shower tile. The sheets totaled only $21, and the only other supplies he needed to install it were an enamel finish, roofing screws, and caulk, for about $10.
The juxtaposition of the frilly, ruffled shower curtain and crystal chandelier with the galvanized sheets and bucket keeps it all from looking too industrial, and fittingly, gives it a country vibe.
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arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 8 years
super industrial. i love it!
AmandaG AmandaG 8 years
Yes if you go on the County Living sight it lists the clear sealant that was used. But as for how long it will last can't say, I imagine though it would be a good idea to re-seal it every so often like an outdoor deck.
ella1978 ella1978 8 years
Won't this rust? I mean, even galvanized will rust when exposed to water, right? Is it sealed somehow?
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
Wow I really love this. I love the mix of industrial with feminine, frilly, elegant. so pretty!
nancita nancita 8 years
I love the contrast, like wearing pearls with jeans.
Amanda-La Amanda-La 8 years
What an awesome bathroom. All that white is so refreshing to the soul.
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