I just can’t pass up a fifty cent trinket this good. Seriously, a perfectly good Lazy Susan for 50¢!? I know the concept seems dated, but they are SOOO EASY to update and there are about a million places you could use one in your house! Here is how I turned 50¢ into a farmhouse Lazy Susan décor piece!
First of all this little gem was part of a larger garage sale haul I took in a few months ago. I mean, they might as well have paid me to take it! Most people have enough change on their floor boards to scrape together for this goody. A successful hunt with a cheap deal will never grow old for me. 🙂 You can see what I did with the frames here and the foot stool here!
I cleaned up the Lazy Susan and sanded down the discoloration and brought it back to an even tone. Then I painted it with my favorite white chalky paint.
I have the cutest set of quilt block stencils I got from Vintage Sign Stencils. I actually got them for a different project I am still working on, but thought they were something different for this Lazy Susan makeover. If an old quilt doesn’t scream farmhouse, I don’t know what does! I didn’t just want to paint the quilt blocks, I wanted them to look like fabric.
You could totally use fabric bits, but I wanted to sand the pieces down and rough them up a bit like an old worn quilt would look. So I used tissue paper (you could use paper napkins too). I had a stack of tissue paper from the clearance bins at Michael’s and thought they looked like quilter’s fabric pieces. I used the stencil by tracing it on the back of the three different patterns of tissue paper I had, then cut each piece out. I taped the stencil over the Lazy Susan, making sure it was centered correctly.
Using Mod Podge and a sponge brush I lightly painted the back of each piece and used the stencil as a guide to glue down the quilt pieces. Then I went over each piece with more Mod Podge on top. When the pieces where dry I covered the entire top surface of the Lazy Susan with Mod Podge for an even finish.
Next I painted the rim of the tray as a border to bring it all together. When everything was dry I used 120 grit sandpaper to rough up the paint and quilt pieces. I sealed the whole thing with a wax finish for extra protection against any drinks or spills that might happen. This farmhouse Lazy Susan would be a fun centerpiece to hold silverware and napkins, great for extra easy pantry storage, an awesome way to get to your perfume and hair products in the bathroom or super little décor piece for your kitchen. There are lots of perfect farmhouse stencils at Vintage Sign Stencils, you should check them out, they are one of my favorite spots! So…who has a Lazy Susan lying around begging for a makeover? Pin for later in case you pick one up while out thrifting. Hope you have a great day, always know I am praying for you!
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