Inspirational Lazy Susan

Inspirational Lazy Susan

Posted by DecoArt on Aug 4th 2013

When I was growing up, my grandmother had a grand round table, that could fit quite a crowd. In the center of this table was a large lazy susan that made it possible to sit at such a large round table and still have access to all of the meals dishes and condiments with out having to reach too far. I often think of that table and have wished that I had a lazy susan for my table. I've been searching for some time to find just the right one and finally found one at IKEA not too long ago. As it sat on my on my table in it's naked state...I thought this is a perfect place to add an inspirational quote for the family to see everyday. We tend to start and end out day there, so this is a great place to share some wisdom each day. 
Dress-up an IKEA lazysusan with DecoArt paint

Items Needed:

  • Paint Brushes
  • Stencil Brush
  • Stencil


I found a fabulous quote in a png format from Rhonna Designs that would be a perfect fit for my lazy susan.


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I used my Silhouette CAMEO to cut out the stencil for the graphic. I have a great video tutorial on how to convert a PNG image into a cuttable image for your Silhouette here. I cut the graphic out of vinyl and set it aside to use after I had painted the base coat onto the lazy susan.

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I used a find grit sandpaper to rough up the surface of the lazy susan before I painted the base coat. That way the paint adheres to the surface better. I then used a basic foam brush to paint on the base coat of Whispering Turquoise. I let that dry overnight and then carefully placed the vinyl stencil...

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...along with painters tape to mask the areas that I didn't want to paint. The reason why I needed to mask everything is my special secret!  I love for my painted projects to have clean, crisp lines and the way I've accomplished that is to spray over the stencil with white spray paint to seal the stencil. That way, I don't have any paint sneaking under the stencil creating muddy lines.

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Once that layer is dry then I started painting the Dazzling Metallics White Pearl over the stencil with a round foam brush. I applied the paint in a circular motion thus creating a fun brushed metal look.

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I added two coats of that paint and when dry, I carefully removed the tape and the vinyl stencil. 

I also wanted this fun lazy susan to have functional element to it as well. I covered the surface with DecoArts Clear Chalkboard paint to also turn this piece into a chalkboard as well! Once that clear coat had dried for two days, I seasoned the chalkboard surface with chalk.

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The reason you need to season your board is so that you can fully erase your chalk writing when you are finished with it. The seasoning helps to fill in all the nooks and crannies with chalk so that you have a clean surface to work with and it will be easy to erase anything from your new board. If you don't do that you will always have little ghost writing on your board where the chalk has embedded itself into the surface. 

To season the board, take a stick of chalk, place it on it's side and rub it all over the surface of your board. Then wipe away the excess chalk with an old cloth or paper towel. Now your board is ready to write on.

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Isn't it fun?! What is some fun way that you like to inspire yourself or your family?

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