WHAT TO DO WITH...

Snip, crimp, and shape dec­o­ra­tive me­tal pan­els into in­dus­trial-chic ac­ces­sories.

Do It Yourself - - DEPARTMENTS - PRO­DUCER JODI HAR­RIS PHO­TO­GRAPHS NICO­LAS GOURGUECHON WORDS BECKY MOLLENKAMP

Pick up a piece of sheet me­tal from the home cen­ter and try your hand at one of these six pro­jects.

KEY DE­TAILS Add visual in­ter­est and func­tion­al­ity to the side of your night­stand with pati­naed sheet me­tal, above. First mea­sure and cut sheet me­tal to fit. Sand the piece and brush on a coat of white vine­gar; let sit for two hours. Mix 16 ounces hy­dro­gen per­ox­ide, 2 ounces white vine­gar, and ½ ta­ble­spoon salt, and brush the liq­uid onto the dry me­tal (A). Wait for a re­ac­tion. When you like the look, rinse the me­tal with water. Let dry. Fin­ish with a coat of spray sealer. Screw the rusted me­tal piece to the side of the night­stand (use short screws so they don’t in­ter­fere in­side with op­er­a­tion of draw­ers or doors). Use mag­netic hooks to store jew­elry or keys, or pretty mag­nets to dis­play photos. Tip: Wear safety gog­gles and chem­i­cal-re­sis­tant gloves when dis­tress­ing me­tal.

MAG­NETIC HOOKS PRO­VIDE BONUS STORAGE WHEN PO­SI­TIONED ON A NIGHT­STAND CLADIN SHEET ME­TAL.

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