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Antique Dresser in Ocean Colors & Copper

  My long time followers know shades of aquas and blues are my favorite. This antique chest of drawers was given and blended ocean color themed makeover I am loving so much.

Can You Paint a Ceramic Tea Pot?

Can you update a boring brown glazed tea pot? Of course your can :) Let me share how.

This sweet little tea pot was in a donation box for the thrift store when I took a second look and though all it needs is a new look. Out from the box it came and it was given a good scrub and dried.

To be sure the smooth glazed china finish would accept the paint I applied Dixie Belle Slick Stick was brushed on. Let the first coat dry.

Then apply a second coats a few hours later and let dry well over night. I lightly sanded with a Dixie Belle sanding sponge to be sure the surface was smooth.

I chose one of my favorite new colors from the Dixie Belle silk paint line called oasis. I brushed 3 coats on in total using a small oval Dixie Belle synthetic brush for a nice solid coverage over the white base. I have used this gorgeous teal blue on a few projects already.

Now to add some more fun whimsy to the tea pot. Retro peacock Dixie Belle transfer had the perfect sized graphics for the sides. Cut out the designs and move around with the protective back on till you find where you want it. Remove the backing, press into place.

Burnish in place with stick provided removing the top clear paper as you go.

To add even more charm and detailing gold Dixie Belle Gilding Wax was applied using my finger tip around the edges, handle and spout. To seal the transfers I brushed on some clear Dixie Belle's best dang wax over the tea pot.

The new color, graphics and gold totally gave this drab little tea pot new life don't you agree?

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  1. Great job. I love the colos.

    1. Thank you, they are a favorite combo of mine for sure ;)

  2. I would have never thought to do this. It's beautiful! Love the colors. Thank you for linking this at Farmhouse Friday. I'm featuring it this week. Hope you link up again. Love all that you do! Sorry, I don't know your name. I've searched around here but can't find it. Pinned

    1. Hi Cindy, thanks for the kind words. I do have my info at top, I hope it shows to all, I am Lee Ann :)

  3. wow, this is gorgeous and yes, so creative!! I loved seeing the process, what a great decor save. I'm featuring this post on All About Home Monday evening. Thanks so much for coming by and joining in.


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