I bought these three teapots at an auction. They were ugly but I had an idea I wanted to try.
I first thoroughly cleaned all three teapots with vinegar and water.
Teapot #1: I used Plaster Paint Canada's New Surface primer and gave it one coat. This primer is amazing!! A little goes a LONG ways and its bonded, dry, and ready to paint in just 30 minutes!
For the paint, I decided to use Deco Art Chalky Finish paint in the color Treasure. It is a pretty color, isn't it? I received this paint directly from Deco Art in exchange for a blog post. This was my second time using this brand of paint (I haven't yet released the first post using this brand but when I do, I will link it here). I applied it on this teapot in a stippling (pouncing) method as I discovered that is the best way to apply it and thus get even texture all the way around as it WILL leave a texture even when you don't want it to. This paint is available nearly everywhere it seems. It is at Michaels for sure and some local hardware & paint stores.
Teapot #2: I took it outside and sprayed it with BIN primer. Then, I tried spraying Rustoleum Pearl Mist Metallic spray paint. It goes on transparent and I didn't have the patience to deal with it so after it dried, I sanded off the runs I had gotten and decided to just paint it with chalk paint. I used Heirloom Traditions paint in the color Verdant. It is a beautiful limey-sage green. I used their brush to apply it and used the stippling method like they always recommend when using their paint.
After it sat a day or so to cure, I used Heirloom Traditions White Lime Gel Wax on it. That not only gives the piece depth and extra beauty, but it is also a permanent sealer! I used a mix of sponge brush and damp Bounty sheet to get the look I wanted when applying the gel wax.
By the way, this teapot is musical!
I bought floral arrangement sponge and filled the teapots with it and then arranged greenery in each of them that I had just bought at Michaels for this purpose. In the copper one with the succulents, I used some mini pebbles around the base of the succulents, also.
Which one is YOUR favourite?