One of my biggest life obsessions is collecting all sorts of ceramics – from colorful coffee mugs, to vintage tea cups, cute plates and statement bowls, I really love them all!
One day I’ll finally attend a ceramic class and then I’ll make my own ceramic collection, but for now you can find me in the studio customizing simple white pieces with a pop of colour!
And believe me when I say that painting simple white ceramic pieces is really the easiest DIY that will turn a dollar store cheap find in to one of a kind piece!
Here is what I had – a simple white pot from a second hand store, and two old cups. All white, boring and not very special.
And with the sun out and flowers out my window I feel like updating my life to match the summer weather- and I want to be adding colours everywhere! So it’s only natural that I decided to add some colours to these simple pieces.
And do here I mixed two super easy techniques- spray paint for the cups and painting with sharpies for the pot. Yes you can spray paint ceramic and glass, and yes you can use a sharpie- and it’s all really easy!
Here’s the simple step by step on how to spray paint ceramics:
- Using washi tape cover everything that you don’t want to be covered in paint ( I would suggest covering the part that you will be drinking from- touching with your mouth, and where you will be pouring liquids in)
- Prepare an empty cardboard box, and place your item inside- now spray paint it with one layer.
- Let it dry
- Remove the washi tape and enjoy
- Wash by hand only
As for painting the ceramic I have actually published a blog post on the technique here! So with this pot I have simply painted my pattern and then followed as usual!
But I did spray paint the pot cover! I feel it really looks as if it was always yellow!
So next time you wander if you should buy new mugs or cups only because you’re tired of your white once, remember that you can always update them like I did!