Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Just a little bit of WHIMSY ;-)

No...you're not seeing double. Sara & I went to an antique store last week and I bought this second M.E. teapot. When they were ringing it up Sara said, "Don't you have one just like that at home?" I replied, "yes", but that I was planning on changing this one up a bit. She just shrugged her shoulders and said, "Hmm." Note: I paid (around) $38.00 for the first one at a very nice boutique several years ago. This second one only cost me $8.00. However, there is a little chip in the base, but that didn't bother me because I was planning on painting over it anyway. SO...let the fun begin! I chose red nail polish for the new flower color. And black enamel paint for the new polk-dots and base color. NOTE: The nail polish worked so much better. I ended up having to paint clear nail polish over the black.
For the big polka-dots I used a pencil eraser.

Bye-bye pink.

And I used the ball of a sewing pin for the little polka-dots.

Cute little cousins now. : )
One last photo with the flash so you can see how bright the red really is.
DO try this at home. : )

44 comments:

Empty Nest Full Life said...

What a cute idea. I would have never thought of that. The red is my favorite! Jackie

My home - My life said...

You are amazing - what a great idea!!!

Rambling Girl said...

Gosh now I would not think about doing something like that. I tell you what so many great crafters out here and I love it...Your on my added blog list! Love your page!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

That's a great little update! If I haven't been by to say hello to you, it's very nice to meet you. Thanks for leaving me a note & coming by to see me. Hope you'll come back often.

Songbirdtiff said...

I like your version better. :)

Girly Stuff said...

Cute idea! Another use for nail polish besides stopping runs in our pantyhose!

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

clever girl!!!

Shannon said...

I like your version so much better!! :) Cute!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

I never would have thought of using nail polish and I am definitely going to keep my eyes out now for something I can transform like that! Cute idea!!!

Aunt Mimi's Creations! said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Libby said...

How cute. I really like the colors of the one you redid. When I'm painting things like this, I always worry about what medium will stick to the piece. Nail polish...who knew?!

Carrie said...

cute I love the colors it turn out great!

Kat said...

Thank you for coming to visit me.
The tea pots are adorable. I think Im loving the one you made over best. Great colors and clever use of finger nail polish.

Rae said...

Oh. My. Gracious! That is AMAZING!!! Fabulous makeover!!!

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

Hey sweetie, wow...that is so great to change the colors. You did an awesome job! I love the tea pots!
xoxo!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

You are brilliant....it looks great!!

Lisa

Ms. Tee said...

So cute. I love seeing your stuff - I would have never thought to do that! :)

Nicole said...

Wow, your good. Your teapot looks adorable. My mom has the exact same one with her tea pot collection. I'm going to have to show her this post.

Tricia Anne said...

Oh so cute!! What a clever idea you had!!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Oh brother! I have seen it all now! Where do you come up with these ideas? I totally love this one-It turned out beautiful (I love red though)
You and your blog are wonderful!
Robin~♥

Bettsi said...

ding, ding, ding, ding! You win! You are totally awsome!

Debbie said...

I gotta say, this truly made my heart "SING". Thank you for the love demo too. You bet I want to try this one at home sometime.

Sandy Toes said...

How fun! I love the idea! They look great..I have a tea cart with teapots...mmm..I should post that...thanks for getting me thinking!
Great idea!
-Sandy Toes

Rhondi said...

I love what you did to the teapot. It looks so much more like a ME item now. I own the same one and may just copy you!

Becky said...

Wow what a wonderful idea. I would never have thought to use fingernail polish. And erasers and pin heads for dots. Now I know how to do dots on my pumpkins.
All because of you
Thanks
Becky

Mimi Sue said...

How very cute. I love it. You are such a clever girl to think of that. Mimi

The Berry's Patch said...

Oh, much better with the red. Great idea! :-)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Who would have thunk it? I have a few mary E items...love them. I have the cherries dinnerware set..got it as a wedding present...still love them. love the redo. cherry

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

What a cute transformation! Yours looks prettier than the original! :) Love the red! ~Rhonda

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

That is too CUTE! I never would have thought to just change the colors with nail polish, but I love the new look. You must have patience to sit there and do all those little dots, but it really paid off. Adorable!
Carrie

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That is so neat! i wouldn't have thought to do nail polish-great trick!

Rue said...

Hi ML :)

That turned out really cute! I would have never thought to use nail polish.

rue :)

Kristine said...

That's adorable!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I love that, you did an amazing job. I took a pitcher and just spray painted it! Hahaha, but I like how you painted over the flowers to make it your own!
Good job.
Blessings,
Debbie

Angie said...

That teapot looks awesome!!! You were so clever to do that (and brave!)!

Kimba said...

I love your reworked version! That was a clever idea!

Jen r. said...

BRILLIANT! Now that is creative! Love that you did...it's like a whole new piece!! And for such a bargain! Don't you just love that enamels paint!

Darlene said...

What an adorable idea!! CUTE, cute!

Chris said...

I had to laugh at this post because it's TOTALLY something I would do! The work you put into it is so funny, yet so rewarding! It looks great!

Tamara Jansen said...

Oh, you are GOOD! I almost had a heart attack when you said you were going to paint over an Engelbreit......but it's PERFECT!

Thanks for your kinds words on the wedding :) It was sooo much fun.

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Great idea! Love it!

Jenny S said...

I really think the red is cuter than the pink!! Great idea!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I'm so impressed! Great job! I would have never have thought to do that!

An Accomplished Woman said...

You are super talented. I wouldn't have thought of that but now I will look for something to practice on. You have a great blog.