Monday, August 27, 2012

Teapot Sign and Chalkboards

While I was making my watering can shapes for signs and chalkboards I also cut out some tea pot shapes.

This teapot was cut out of plywood and then I put a coat of shellac on it.  When that dried I dabbed some vaseline here and there so that the paint wouldn't stick in all areas.I brushed white paint all over and when that dried I wiped off the vaseline.  Then I hand painted Tea Time on the pot and glued on a little teacup graphic from the Graphics Fairy.  I even got the shape of the teapot from that great site.

For my chalkboards, I cut the shapes out of pine because it leaves a nicer surface than plywood.
This one is done the same procedure as the teapot sign above, except there is a rectangle painted in the middle with chalkboard paint.  I drilled a hole in the top to hold the stick of chalk.

For the second teapot, I painted it without putting vaseline on first, and got a smooth white coating of paint. I   added some grey accents to define the handle, lid and spot and glued on a small rose graphic, again from the Graphics Fairy

Around the "lid" area I hand painted on a small rose design.

I hope this gives some of you some ideas!

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Sharing at the following blogs:
My Repurposed Life                            Funky Junk Interiors
The Graphics Fairy                              Cowgirl Up
Be Colorful                                          Coastal Charm
The Tablescaper                                  Knick of Time
Faded Charm                                      Elizabeth & Co.
Savvy Southern Style                           Brambleberry Cottage
Beyond the Picket Fence                      House of Hepworths
Common Ground                                 Jennifer Rizzo
Shabby Art Boutique                           aka design


  1. This looks so cute. Great idea, I love anything teapot and it looks awfully cute!

  2. Very cute! How did you transfer the graphics on?
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  3. These are all so very cute...thanks for sharing at my party.


  4. Love this! Great job, I like the other shapes too. Glad I found you at Seasonal Sundays.

  5. Very fun and whimsical! And I just love chalkboards!

  6. Love this Julie. Watering Cans for spring and summer and tea pots for fall and winter. :D Thanks so much for sharing this week on BeColorful.

  7. It's party time over at Debt Free Mommy Blog and you're invited! Please drop on by and link up with Making Space Mondays. Oh, and we've got some really exciting news about our new house this week! Hope to see you there! -Tabitha


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