This post brought to you by DecoArt // I have become obsessed with the Lazy Susan! My Grandmother's table had a large lazy susan that I was enamored with as a child. I was fascinated by the inner workings and the fact that it could double as a steering wheel in a pinch. Just in the last few months I've been on the hunt for the perfect lazy susan and then it hit me… It would look fabulous with a little artistic touch.
I am a part of the DecoArt Core Bloggers and did receive compensation for this post. However, all thoughts, ideas and opinions are my very own.
I found this great bamboo lazy susan at a local store and I just loved the wood grain. I thought it would look great with a negative graphic stenciled onto the surface. Meaning… You use a negative stencil thus showing the wood grain in the graphic while the rest of the surface is covered in paint. I've loved this look for quite some time now. Here is what you will need…
- Lazy Susan
- DecoArt Americana White Wash
- Vinyl Stencil (I created mine using my Silhouette CAMEO)
- Transfer tape
- Foam brush
This project is so easy, it really only takes a half an hour at the most, a little more if you count drying time. Yet, it creates a stunning piece for your table or for a gift. First you need to decide what graphic you would like to put on the surface of your lazy susan. I have always loved ampersands (&) and I thought it would look fabulous as a graphic on the table. I scrolled though a bunch of fonts until I found the perfect ampersand, it was in the Baskerville font. Isn't it just lovely? For those of you who love ampersnads, you know just what I'm talking about.
I used my Silhouette CAMEO to cut the ampersand out in vinyl. I wanted the ampersand to be large, but not to take over the entire wood surface and I knew I wanted it to be a little off set. I used transfer tape to help me position the vinyl just right…
Notice how I left part of the vinyl hanging off the side of the lazy susan…
I just love that off set look. After the stencil was in place, I use some fine grit sand paper to carefully rough up the surface of the wood. That helps the paint adhere better. Then, I added 3 or 4 coats of the Americana White Wash so that it had a nice clean surface and that was it. I carefully removed the stencil and voila, I now have a fun lazy susan for the center of my table…
I have another lazy susan that I created for the brand new DecoArt Blog that will debut soon…
I am one of DecoArt's Core Bloggers and will be sharing posts over there, (when the site launches) twice a month. As soon as this one goes live I will let you know, and you can learn how to make this beauty as well.
That's it… I'm on a mission! Every house needs to have a fabulous lazy susan!! Run out and grab one of your own, dress it up and then show off your photos on Facebook or Instagram and tag me so I can check them all out!!3