Tea Cup Planter Makeover 5:00 AM Blogger was being weird, so sorry if you saw this post earlier and the photos weren't there, for some reason just the text posted the first time. Also, remember to vote for the final 3 projects at One Month To Win It! Season 1 is wrapping up! __________________________________________________ When my first baby was born, my mom got this huge tea cup planter. We took some photos of him squished in it. Here's my boy in the cup when he was one week old. It has kind of become a little tradition I guess, and I had kept the huge teacup planter. But for a girl, I thought I'd paint it to look more feminine rather than the bold stripes. So here's the whole basic painting process. The colorful before shot, then rather than having to paint the inside, I filled the cup with plastic sacks, then taped the edge. Next I used gray spray paint primer to cover all the stripes. Next, I used white glossy spray paint to get the teacup white. It took 4 coats I think. Once, white, I thought it would look better if I added the metal ring around the cup, saucer, and sides of the handles to try to make it look more like real china. I was able to tape the top rim of the cup to get a nice sharp line, but for the handle and saucer, I just free handed the edge the best I could. I used metallic silver craft paint. Then it was done and ready for a few shots of Ellaria. Share This Story Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Pin this Post Tags: make overs Newer Post Older Post Jessica @ Running With Scissors Jessica and Lynette are crappy at the blogging side of things, thanks for stopping by anyway! You Might Also Like 19 comments EmilyMarch 28, 2011 at 7:47 AMI think you forgot the pictures. ;) Just thought I'd let you know.-Oh, and congratulations on the birth of your daughter!!! She is adorable. :)ReplyDeleteMandy @ Sugar Bee CraftsMarch 28, 2011 at 8:20 AMcan't wait to see the pictures!ReplyDeleteTranquilityKnotsMarch 28, 2011 at 9:35 AMThat is so cute! Both your kids are so adorable! Wish we had a giant teacup when little caterpillar was little! Too late now! Congrats again!ReplyDeleteChrisMarch 28, 2011 at 9:52 AMEllaria looks adorable all snugged into her china cup.ReplyDeleteRuth AnnMarch 28, 2011 at 11:20 AMI had the same planter that I photographed my son in! Unfortunately it got broken and I plan to mosaic a frame with it's pieces and put the photograph in it!The photo can be viewed here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/rshal/5368383129/in/set-72157625857099162/Have a great week!-Ruth AnnReplyDeleteKelliMarch 28, 2011 at 11:59 AMShe is adorable! I remember seeing those same planters in the store and thinking they'd make the perfect photo prop.ReplyDeleteEmilyJosephineMarch 28, 2011 at 2:49 PMthis is great! simply adorable!ReplyDeleteBeckMarch 28, 2011 at 3:00 PMSo awesome!ReplyDeleteBeckyMarch 28, 2011 at 3:40 PMAdorable idea!!ReplyDeleteKathMarch 28, 2011 at 5:04 PMCute idea!! I love those huge cups - never thought of putting a baby in them!! : )ReplyDeletePamMarch 28, 2011 at 6:25 PMThe photos of your children are just precious. How sweet that your mother purchased the tea cup planter for this reason.ReplyDeleteCook Clean CraftMarch 28, 2011 at 6:55 PMThe revamped version is so classy. And the baby photos are adorable!ReplyDeleteAmieMarch 28, 2011 at 9:57 PMSUCH a great job on this!ReplyDeleteJodiMarch 29, 2011 at 9:59 AMThat is such a cute idea. I love the paint job on the planter, perfect for your beautiful little girl.ReplyDeleteLauren @ YoungNesterMarch 29, 2011 at 2:21 PMHow sweet!ReplyDeleteNaniApril 2, 2011 at 5:19 PMThat is the cutest idea! And the baby is beautiful!!!ReplyDeleteVivienne @ the V SpotApril 2, 2011 at 10:59 PMPrecious photos. (And yes, blogger has been so obnoxious lately!)ReplyDeleteJennyApril 4, 2011 at 10:22 PMSo sweet!ReplyDeleteNatalieApril 5, 2011 at 10:28 PMI wondered if that was the same cup--- love it!ReplyDeleteAdd commentLoad more... Thank you for stopping by, we love to hear from you!