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?
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.
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!
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?
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.
Now I’m thinking what other metal things I have in my stash that I could paint.
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!
For all you tea lovers, here’s a few more ideas for you!
Repurposed Kettle Bird Feeder via Scavenger Chic
Vaya con Dios,