i found this beauty at the thrift store a while back.
although the coloring on this really isn't bad,
i wanted to have a different color than brown.
you will need rubbing alcohol
a paint brush
a lot of patience
and this paint:
americana gloss enamels by decoart
so this is very simple.
clean the ceramic with rubbing alcohol.
no need to sand or anything!
just wet a cotton ball and wipe the surface clean!
get to work. be patient. this takes years.
(i never exaggerate.)
after one coat:
after a million coats:
(i think i did four-but i let each dry so painted over a course of days)
i thought i had a pic, but can't find it.
you should have a thick enough paint load that no underlying ceramic paint shows at all.
it looks so pretty at this point! but you're not done yet.
let the paint dry for 48 hours.
preheat oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit
(i accidentally did mine at 350 and it worked fine)
load in the oven and bake for 30 minutes
and you're done!
isn't that cool.