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,
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.
Then on my last trip to Canton, I found this cute little box on clearance at one of my favorite shops - Simplicity.
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.
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 out...trust 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.