Monday, September 3, 2012

Teakettle Makeover - Mackenzie Childs Style

Hi Girls,

It's Mrs. Kelly.  I wanted to show you my latest before and after...so, 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 teapot...so 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, 



3 comments:

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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