Paint it White

June 24, 2013

On Friday, I showed you how I turned an old beat up toolbox into a great decorative piece (which has since been sold on Etsy, yea!!!!)  Today I'm going to show you a quick refinishing job that I did on the teapot I had purchased at the same estate sale.

When I purchased it, the teapot was missing a lid and the factory printed picture was chipped in a few places.  I thought it had such a cute shape, though, and white pitchers are very popular in decorating right now.

I sanded the places where the picture was printed so that the outline wouldn't show through the paint.  Then I sponged on two coats of white chalk paint using Martha Stewart's Foam Pouncers (this gave the paint a textured finish) and a couple brushed coats of satin varnish to make it slightly shiny.  I brushed antiquing medium over it and wiped almost all of it off with a damp rag, leaving a little more around the edges of the opening and raised edges on the sides. (Sorry, I was a bad blogger and didn't take any pictures!)

This process can be done to just about anything that you like the shape of but not the paint finish.....knicknacks, lighting fixtures, furniture. You can make the process even easier by using white spray paint.  The chalk paint does seem to adhere nicely to a smooth surface, however.

I found a few other ideas on the internet:

via Scissors and Spatulas

via An Oregon Cottage

via 4 Men 1 Lady

via Tremendously Thrifty

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