Restoring an Old Teapot

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.paint an old teapot

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. paint an old teapot

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. paint an old teapot

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).paint an old teapot

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 Such an inexpensive and easy way to give a fresh new look to an outdated piece. paint an old teapot

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!



  1. July 14, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    I absolutely love this idea! I have a collection of teapots for another project but this would be such a fantastic way to make them look even better. I’d never have thought to do this -popcorn bowls, tea sets, kitschy stuff. Lookout dishes… I’m inspired.

  2. August 10, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    i love this article. here’s my question. what on earth can i do to fix the broken handle of my grandmother’s tea pot that is from hungary, originally. i refuse to listen to feng shui experts who say to throw it out and i’m sure there must be something, use some kind of ceramic overlay glue or something to fix it so i can have sunday tea with it again. any ideas? thanks so much.

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