Turquoise Tea

Turquoise Tea

Now, don’t you go freaking out, describing how many times your great-great-grandma is spinning in her grave, aghast that someone would dream of painting silver. Because you can find these silver tea sets anywhere. For around $10. So, if you feel particularly guilty, you can buy two. Keep one for grandma and paint the other one turquoise like Chrissie did HERE, because gosh dang, how cute! 

Chrissie also brings to us the Tale of Tiffany, her dated sofa that was destined for a dramatic end until Chrissie and her friend saved the day with a Sunbrella slipcover. See it here: Chrissie’s Collections.

What’s that? You want to see another sofa? Well ok! This sofa is from Kyra (who I actually used to babysit when I was younger, yikes! I feel old! Well, I don’t know that I actually babysat her, being that she has like 12 sisters, {slight exaggeration} but I hung out over at her house a lot). I never knew Kyra possessed renegade upholstery skills, but lo and behold, she does! She bought this grungeosaurus couch for $16, inherited some fabric from her sister, so with nothing to lose she worked her magic and voila! Looks great. And lovely colors for fall, I must say. Thanks for sharing Kyra!



  1. September 28, 2010 / 1:45 AM

    I think that may very well be my old grungeosaurus couch. I swear I had one just like it, but in my defense, I bought it only because it looked just like Allie McBeal’s couch. (Back in like 1998) It looks great now. She did a super job!

  2. September 28, 2010 / 2:53 AM

    Who would have ever thought to paint a tea service??? Looks great! You always show such wonderful ideas…I am not a visionary and could never think of most of these things!

  3. September 28, 2010 / 3:20 AM

    WOW, loving that tea set!

  4. September 28, 2010 / 4:17 AM

    Gasp! I love that tea set!!

  5. September 28, 2010 / 5:53 AM

    Those couches are unbelievable. They did an awesome job. I love the tea set, I can’t get mine to shine anymore and am so tired of trying, I just might do this instead.

  6. September 28, 2010 / 12:44 PM

    I am so excited! I was reading through my fave blogs this morning and I see that you featured me. Thanks so much!!!

  7. September 28, 2010 / 1:41 PM

    Yes, I see those sets all the time. The painted set would be really cute displayed on a shelf.

  8. September 28, 2010 / 3:42 PM




    That tea set looks FABULOUS!!! I would have NEVEr thought of painting it.

  9. September 28, 2010 / 7:28 PM

    That tea set is a jaw dropper! Who knew you could even do that??

  10. December 15, 2011 / 5:43 AM

    If it says EPSN (electo plated silver on nickel) or ESPA (on aluminum) then go for it. If it has some funny marks that look like lions heads and/or diamonds, stop what you are doing, put down the spray can and take it to a dealer. I have the exact same tea set and it’s worth $600 (and that’s an EPSN, too!) It pays to double check ANY thing you are going to do up. However, I do like the new colour!

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