It must be the new year or something, since I find myself going through my stash of junk and pulling out things to re-love. One such thing happens to be a well-worn black painted lazy susan I picked up at Goodwill for $2.99. It's been in my studio for over two years, so I'd say it was about time. I always wanted to gussy it up but I couldn't decide what, exactly, I wanted to do with it. Well I'm here to say that I finally bit the bullet and I think you'll love the outcome! Today I'm joining in with some talented blogger friends to bring you our monthly Dose of DIY! So be sure to check out their projects when you reach the bottom of this post.
Here it is in all its naked glory. Well, not glory, really, but I think you can see what I mean about its need to be loved.
Here she is after two coats of the black chalk paint. The finish ended up being exactly what I had envisioned. Now it was time for some embellishment.
Again, I thought long and hard about what words and/or pictures I wanted to paint on this lazy susan. I knew I wanted a farmhouse vibe, but other than that I was torn by more than a few options. (So many that I'll be looking for another lazy susan to re-love real soon!) When all was said and done I knew I didn't have the time for a really detailed paint job so I went with a farmhouse-style stencil I already had.
You might remember this one. I used it with great success on my vintage-inspired rolling pantry cart. Since that cart stays in the pantry we don't see the stenciling very often.
So I thought why not try it on the lazy susan that will be on the farmhouse kitchen table where we can appreciate it more? So I did.
The stencil job isn't perfect, but I think it'll do. Chickadee number two's vintage cow salt shaker looks right at home.
The tiny purple flowers covered in burlap were a Dollar Tree score! I just love how they look in my vintage creamer, hobnail milk glass creamer and sugar dish. Makes me feel like spring is on the way.
Lucky for me my large wire cloche fits over the lazy susan perfectly. I can see myself putting all kinds of fun things under it on my kitchen table.
For example, I love the look of this vintage riding trophy underneath it.
You might remember it was a Saugatuck Antique Pavilion
find from Thrill of the Hunt #9.
find from Thrill of the Hunt #9.
The black you see on the trophy is the lazy susan's reflection.
Now I need your help. I originally wanted to add handles to it, so I placed some on it just to see what it would look like.
I wasn't totally convinced and now I'm on the fence about it. What do you think? Handles or no handles? I can still fit the large wire cloche over it even with the handles on it.
Overall I'm pleased but I think I'm having painter's remorse (Is that a thing?). I'm wishing I had painted it white and then distressed it, allowing the original black to show through.
What do you think?
Well, that's it until next time!
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Stenciled Farmhouse Lazy Susan.
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