Today marks our third color challenge with our favorite Vintage Revivals and crew! You can find our hot pink post here, and the gold challenge here, but today is all about purple! From the Orchid color of the year pick by Pantone, to the hot Spring hue of lilac, purple is having its moment for sure! How about a sweet dotted tea party set DIY? And a steal at less than $10! Here’s how we did it:
First, grab a set of espresso cups from Ikea. They’re the perfect size for tiny hands, and $1.50 for a cup and plate. Grab a tea pot and saucer while you’re at it for $5 and you’ve got yourself a nice little tea set. Then we grabbed Martha Stewart Opaque Glass Paint, which comes with the perfect tip already installed for small flourishes. They come in pretty much every color so you can get really creative using your girl’s favorite color, a multi-colored mural, this is just the type of thing that could turn into a treasured family heirloom, but today – purple it is!
We had a few patterns in mind, but ultimately had to go with this sweet little polka-dot pattern. Squeeze the bottle gently and the tip creates the perfect little raised dot, no problem. Best part is, if you over-do it, you can wipe it off and try again without any streaking! Just use a clean paper towel.
When you’re done, you’ll have a pretty impressive set like this! After reading reviews of the paint we followed one tip to let the paint cure (air-dry) for an hour, and then bake as directed. Another great tip to keep the color virbant was to put the set in a cold oven, then turn it on and let it pre-heat with the set inside. Once the oven reaches the instructed temperature then you’ll set the timer for 30 minutes.
If we’re being honest, our boys had the best time playing tea party, but we figured they might not want those photos on the internet ;), so here’s our sweet little lady-friend Stella taking it for a whirl.
Now let’s check out what our other link-up geniuses have created for this challenge today! We have fallen in love with each blog since starting this challenge and know you’ll all love them too, click right on the image to be taken to the corresponding post!