Using Corrugated Metal In Home Design

For the past few months I have been looking for ideas to redesign my bedroom. I currently have the bohemian chic design with vibrant colors and hanging lanterns. But after a long day at 2 jobs I want to come home to something more relaxing. Being a country girl at heart I've decided to change things up a bit and go for a "Modern Cowgirl Look". Black and White Aztec pillows, Cream Colored Bedding, Cowhide Rug, Vintage Black and White Cowboy Photos, Black Leather Chair, Black and White Pendleton Accent Blanket, and Cream Colored Walls. And a Corrugate Metal Accent Wall?

To achieve this Modern Cowgirl Look I have been on Pinterest for inspiration. And I have become obsessed with Corrugate Metal . Especially corrugate metal that has a distressed look. Unfortunately, we do not have scrap yards in my area that carry old corrugated metal. However, I did find 2 methods of distressing the metal to give that authentic weathered look. 

I start renovation on my room next week! And I cant wait to see how this distressed metal wall looks in my room. Below are the steps i will be taking to distress sheets of corrugated metal before I install them. The photo above Sparked My Inspiration and hopefully it sparks inspiration for you too!

Hydrogen Peroxide and Salt Method:

Step 1

Work in a well-ventilated area to avoid inhaling fumes. Put on safety goggles and gloves.

Step 2

Fill a bucket with water and add enough liquid degreasing dishwasher detergent to create suds.

Step 3

Clean the corrugated metal with the solution to remove all dirt, grease or grime. Rinse it clean and wipe it dry or let it air dry. Use a wire brush that can scratch up the surface of new corrugated metal to help it rust better.

Step 4

Pour a generous portion of hydrogen peroxide into the spray bottle.

Step 5

Spray the cleaned corrugated metal with the peroxide as it lays on a flat surface.

Step 6

Sprinkle the table salt on the metal while the hydrogen peroxide is wet. Cover the hydrogen peroxide with a thin coat of salt so it interacts with the hydrogen peroxide. As you sprinkle the salt, you can see it begin to work with the hydrogen peroxide.

Step 7

Rub the item with a rag to remove the salt after it has dried. Repeat Step 4 through 6 until you achieve the rusted look you want.

Step 8

Apply a sealing coat if you don't want the rust to rub off, such as a polyurethane or acrylic spray.

White Vinegar and Bleach

Step 1

Mix 1 part of vinegar to 2 parts of bleach in a bucket.

Step 2

Pour or spray the solution onto the corrugated metal.

Step 3

Let the corrugated metal air dry. Wipe off excess rust if desired.

Step 4

Spray the item with an acrylic high-gloss or matte sealer based on your preferences.