Friday, August 12, 2011

Tea-rrific Tea Set.........With Krylon Fusion Spray Paint!

Have you ever found a beautiful, beat up tea set that just made you sad?  Barely any silver left and maybe a dent or two? Well, I did and it made me ecstatic!  I had finally found the perfect tea set to see if my spray paint theory would work.  5 dollars for all 3 pieces at a junk sale and now I’m the envy of afternoon tea drinkers everywhere.   Break out the cucumber sandwiches folks and let's party it up like the English.  Have fun!  xoxo, Mark
Next time I try neon colors!
Beauty 2 Colorific Tea Set
An old tea set or even just an old tea pot
Krylon Fusion spray paint in colors you like
Silver polish
Rubbing alcohol
Fine sandpaper
Masking tape
Crystal Clear Enamel Protective Finish (high gloss) in a spray can
Outdoor workspace where you can spray paint
1.  Clean your tea set with the silver polish to get off all of the tarnish
2.  Sand the pieces with the fine sandpaper and remove all of the dust
3.  Wipe down the pieces with rubbing alcohol
4.  Tape around the inside of the mouths of each piece so that spray paint doesn’t get inside the pieces.
5.  With small strokes, lightly spray each piece.
IMPORTANT: Take your time painting these pieces.  Don’t overspray them right away and use several light coats of paint spaced about 10 minutes apart for the most professional look.
 After you’re finished painting them,  spray on your crystal clear enamel protective finish.
 Let dry for one week in a dust free zone before use.  This will give time for the paint to cure perfectly and keep it from chipping when you use it.  Hand wash with warm soapy water and a soft sponge.



  1. What a great idea. I never would have thought of painting a silver tea set. It makes it so colorful.

  2. As an avid tea drinker, I think this is an amazing project. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us :)

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

  3. Well Mark I do believe you're one up on me. I have over 200 teapots and not one looks any sweeter than the teaset that you made! Looks like Fiesta ware doesn't it? I have a ceramic child size tea set that's colored like Fiesta ware and just love it.

    Hugs XX

  4. is this paint food-safe? i see you're using the tea set after painting it. did you also paint the inside of the set? i love this project!

  5. Excellent job! Your thoughtful idea is so impressive and new innovation in the field of sterling silver. I will definitely try this idea on vermeil sets.