This little teapot was inherited from whatever scumbag lived in our first house before we did. I don’t mean to sound harsh: but it really is the only word I can use because literally that house was full of the scums when we bought it (for a steal, might I add). There were holes punched in the drywall throughout, one of the windows had been smashed and broken, and the kitchen was covered in an unidentifiable sticky film, which had consequently trapped a bunch of cat hair in its stick. It was scummy from top to bottom. Would you like to see a picture of the bathroom?
One walk through that house and Matt and I were sold!
By the grace of some higher power, not only did the teapot survive our tenure at the scum-house, but it also made the trip with us when we moved into our current house almost three years later.
There is no way in hell I would ever use this thing to boil water for tea, but I always thought it was kind of cool so I kept it around. Being a pack rat is one of my more endearing qualities (just ask Matt he loves it) and I knew I would have a use for it some day.
So, as with almost everything I “upcycle”, I grabbed a can of spray paint and went to town. I used Krylon Metallic copper, and covered the entire pot except for the handle.
I am big into plants right now because Pinterest makes me feel like I should be. Also, greenery is a very pretty, natural way to decorate, so I filled the bottom of the pot with pebbles, and popped some succulents in there to give it a purpose. BOOM! I’m a little teapot, bitches!
This glammed-up pot is now living its best life on my kitchen window sill, right next to my Christmas Cactus. Putting plants into things is fun. I highly recommend.