I’m not a hoarder by nature, but becoming a DIY blogger has made me a bit of a junk collector in the last few years. Anything and everything seems like a potential project, and as a result many, many things get saved or put away in my garage or storage bins.
When we moved a few months ago it became painfully obvious that I either needed to purge my ‘could be used for projects’ collection or start using it up. I also noticed that I’ve amassed quite the collection of art supplies that are left over from old projects, or were bought for projects I never got around to.
Last week I finally unpacked my craft supplies and set them up in one easily accessible space (I can ‘t tell you how happy that makes me), and just started to play. This tea set has been sitting in a box for at least 6 months now in hopes of getting a new lease on life, and I’ve had the enamel paint for years wondering what to do with it.
I don’t really have any directions for this post other than – follow the directions on your paint bottle, blast some music, and enjoy a crafternoon. Just one thing to keep in mind though, enamel paint needs several days of air dry time, or it has to be baked in the oven (in case you are working on a gift idea).
This was my first time working with enamel paint, and I only used it on the outside of the dishes because I read conflicting information on how food safe it is, but I’m sure I will be using it again. Such an inexpensive and easy way to give a fresh new look to an outdated piece.
I thought about adding some designs to the finished teapot, but I loved the yellow shade so much that I left it as is. It matches quite a few pieces in my teacup collection as is, which is perfect!