You didn't think I only painted one teeny tiny box, did ya? Nope. I was high on paint fumes for days, knocking off mini makeover after makeover for the play kitchen.
I bought a bevy of silver accessories at the thrift store, that I made more kid-approved with a blast of cheery spray paint (I pulled the colours from the fabric). While I love the patina on some of these silver pieces, I doubt my 3 year old cousin will marvel at it. Instead, I think she'll approvingly scream, "Piiiiiiiink!!!" As a feminist, I am trying not to encourage her to think that pink is only for girls and the only colour for girls. But darn it, a mini pink cake stand is too cute. I'll make her a tool box next. Then buy her a muscle car.
1. I flipped over two lacy candle stick holders to use as two, tiny cake stands. Adorbs:
2. A small-scale colander looked fine as-is, but with a lick of paint it looks like it was meant for kids:
3. A pretty tray with a great patina was just the right scale for a play kitchen, but it needed a dose of fun for Camilla to enjoy it (it's her play kitchen, not mine!):
4. A little butter dish looks like a mini covered serving dish and is now double the fun in a candy pink:
I gave each item a thorough clean, then a coat of primer, followed by many, many, thin coats of spray paint. They should hold up to wear and tear, but I'll give you an update in a few months, once the munchkin has given my paint job a run for its money!
Here are the paints I used:
Primer: Krylon indoor/outdoor primer in white
Pink Paint: Tremclad rust paint in gloss candy pink
Blue Paint: Krylon indoor/outdoor paint in gloss blue ocean breeze
None of these items will be food safe, of course, but they will add some colour to the play kitchen (which is a sophisticated mix of griege, white and silver). Watch for a post on the play kitchen reveal soon.
I linked these projects up here: DIY Showoff, Funky Junk Interiors, Young & Crafty, Craft Envy, My Repurposed Life
P.S. We were secretly in Boston, MA from Wednesday-Saturday! I promise to share some fun highlights. Hint: think Zooey Deschanel in "Yes Man".