Monday, September 3, 2012

Teakettle Makeover - Mackenzie Childs Style

Hi Girls,

It's Mrs. Kelly.  I wanted to show you my latest before and, keep reading.

I think the first Mackenzie-Childs piece I owned was my teakettle.  My mom gave it to me as a gift and it has sat ever since on my stove top.  I thought it would be fun to do a kitchen makeover for my daughter.  For months her little kitchen has sat down in our basement.  It was time to bring up the kitchen and find a place in her bedroom.  I thought we should do a proper kitchen unveiling though.  And, first thing on the agenda was to outfit her kitchen with her very own Mackenzie-Childs- like she could be just like her mom.  And really, who doesn't want to be just like me?

Ok, so we started with this little teapot.  It's plastic.

Then I got some white spray paint and went to town:

Next, I cut a piece a paper to use as a ruler or sorts and drew a grid around the teakettle.  

Uh, obviously this was loose as you can tell it looks like my daughter drew this grid.  I just wanted a reference.

Then I grabbed some acrylic paints I already had and got fancy with my paper plate palette.

About twenty minutes later I had this:

Not perfect but good enough for a three year old's kitchen, right?
Remember the before:

And here it is side by side with the inspiration piece:

In full disclosure my son kept yelling at me for painting his sister's teakettle and saying how I shouldn't destroy toys that belong to other people.  D'oh!    Anyone want a spot of tea?

Ta Ta, 


Moe said...

It looks so pretty! What did Blondie think of it? We have that tea set, and now I've been guilted into thinking it needs a makeover. ;)

Mrs. G said...

Have you considered taking your talents to the MC trunk show weekend next year? I hear painting pays these days. Love the transformation!

Naptime Notebook said...

Do tell! Better start mastering my squares now! Moe we can go together and set up a booth. :)

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