Tea Kettle on a Tea Kettle … What??

My mom has a cast iron tea kettle that I was admiring at her house, and have been hoping I might find a similar one, but something lucky happened, so I got one (sort of), but didn’t have to buy it.

Clear as mud, right?

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Let me explain…

A few months ago, I brought home a rusty old kettle and used it to hold some autumn flowers and later some tuplips (seen here).

It’s metal, not cast iron, and the finish is  primer-looking gray.

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I liked the rusty handle, but didn’t love the gray color – but it was what it was, so I’ve been plopping flowers in it, without giving the color much more thought, until…

     … oh the suspense!! 🙂

Kelsey at The Vintage Storehouse sent me some new paint colors to try, and one of them is called, “Tea Kettle“.

My primer gray tea kettle was now going to get a faux cast iron makeover!

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It only took one coat to cover the gray paint, so it was the easiest little makeover ever.

The question was –

     would it really look like a cast iron tea kettle when it dried?

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I’m very happy to report that aside from the dents on the kettle (which cast iron wouldn’t have), the matte black paint did an amazing job.

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Now I’m thinking what other metal things I have in my stash that I could paint.

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I’d love to use some happy, bright paint colors on a grouping of items, and use them as more flower planters, so I’m going to do some digging around, and see what I come up with.

It’s that bloomin’ time of the year, and I just want to stick flowers in everything!

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For all you tea lovers, here’s a few more ideas for you!

repurposed tea pot bird house - TotT8

Repurposed Kettle Bird Feeder via Scavenger Chic

vintage fresh tea printables - Knick of Time

Vintage Style Beverage Station Printables

Vaya con Dios,

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Comments

  1. The paint worked beautifully, Angie…great look!

  2. OMG, I just planted flowers in 2-3 of these type of tea kettles yesterday that I found around the farm. Love the look of the cast iron. I have got to try this on some of the other ones I didn’t plant in. Thank for the idea!! Can’t wait for your next idea

  3. OMG, I just planted flowers in 2-3 of these type of tea kettles yesterday that I found around the farm. Love the look of the cast iron. I have got to try this on some of the other ones I didn’t plant in. Thank for the idea!! Can’t wait for your next idea

  4. Marlene Stephenson says:

    You are so clever I love your kettle and have an old aluminum one I will be painting. Thanks Angie.I

  5. I love collecting tea pots, mostly vintage ceramic. They are so nice and versatile in decorating.
    Debbi

  6. Now everybody will be painting their aluminum teakettles black … I will be one of them too. Love the look.
    Great job Angie.

  7. You could have fooled me, it looks so authentic! Love the chalkboard writing too.

  8. Sandra Mickewicz says:

    Hi Angie, this is great! Thank you for sharing! Did you put anything on top of the paint? ( I am ordering some & want to make sure I get everything needed?)

    • Sandra, I haven’t put anything on top of the paint on the kettle yet, but you can put an acrylic sealer over yours to protect it. Mine won’t get moved or washed much, so I don’t expect I’ll need a sealer on mine.

  9. woow..you are so creative..thanks for sharing your artickel 🙂

  10. nice idea and so beautiful

  11. cute and inspirated me. send me email if you have another like this.

  12. awesome. very inspiring and creative idea. thanks for the trick . . .i will try to make it…

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