Friday, February 24, 2017

Creative Friday #4 - Time for Tea

Welcome to Creative Friday #4! Today my project is inspired from a trip to England.

Once upon a time, I tagged along with my husband to England. I fell in love with the beautiful landscape and the history of the places we went.

I adored Bath,

and London.

Stonehenge was something to see,

and the little villages with their picturesque buildings...oh my. I loved it all!

But my favorite thing there? Tea time. The thought of a scone with clotted cream and strawberry jam makes me long to go back.

Of course, I've tried to recreate it here but clotted cream isn't something I can find, but tea? That I have in droves. :o) Now if I just had a pretty way to display all my different kinds of teas.

Then on my last trip to Canton, I found this cute little box on clearance at one of my favorite shops - Simplicity.
Loved the size but the Lost & Found on the front would need to go.

But its little compartments were perfect for a tea box and the price was right! Of course it came home with me.

Sadly, the color doesn't go with my house plus I needed to cover up the words. Time for a makeover!

First, I taped off the glass (yay for Frog Tape!), then painted a base coat of white.

The second coat was grey - I used Folk Art's chalk paint in Castle. (By the way, I'm not being paid to advertise for either them or Frog Tape. I just love the products).

A light sanding to let the white show through; I then added a new saying and painted a cute teacup - red, of course.

Afterwards, I sealed it with wax. I also decided to leave the inside the pretty aqua color although the partitions come out easily so painting it wouldn't be a big deal. I just like seeing that peep of unexpected color!
the inside of the box is washed me, it's still aqua!

I love it! It's whimsical, it looks cute in the city kitchen but the color will look nice in my farm kitchen too. I now can easily see my all my teas.

Done just in time for tea! I may not have an English cream tea to serve but homemade lemon bars are just as tasty.

Tea in a pretty teacup makes it even more special! Ahhhh, what a nice way to spend the afternoon.

Tea, anyone?