Lazy Susan Makeover

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This thrift store find was not my style. A simple fix wth a new graphic on this lazy susan makeover project!

Hello friends! And happy Friday!! Yay for the weekend. :)

I’m sharing one more from my recent haul…only one left! I’ll be sharing that one on Tuesday with my “Trash to Treasure” friends then I can start on this next bunch of goodies I shared earlier this week.

a collection of thrifted items "before"

But before we get all excited about those pretties, let’s revisit what I’ve gotten done so far with this one.

a collection of thrifted items "before"

Missed any of the makeovers? You can see them right here:

Today I’m sharing the lazy susan makeover.

lazy susan in its before state

I started out by removing the turntable on the bottom and then sanding the top.
I thought I had taken a photo of that but I can’t see to find one. ??
But I sanded it down to the bare wood thinking I’d change the color. Then I sanded the sides.
Well, that darn stain didn’t want to budge from the sides and I’d had enough! haha

So I switched gears and decided to just stain it back dark. Well, not as dark as it was but similar.
I used one coat of the Cappuccino stain and let it sit for several days.

Here’s the products I used:



I created this design to put on the lazy susan.

But for some reason, I was having a bear of a time trying to get those small letters to cut properly. It might have been the font I used, who knows.
So I switched gears again! lol

And just did this one…

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I pulled out the vinyl lettering to create a stencil with the vinyl. Then I attached the transfer tape so I could transfer it to the lazy susan.

gather vinyl

Once the vinyl stencil was transferred to the lazy susan, I removed the transfer tape.

vinyl stencil on lazy susan

I taped up the sides so as not to get paint on the wood when I rolled the stencil with paint.

green frog tape around stencil on lazy susan

I painted several coats, drying in between.

painted vinyl on lazy susan

Then carefully removed the vinyl.

finished lazy susan on countertop

I applied 2 coats of Matte Tough Coat (linked above) and once dry, reattached the lazy susan hardware to the bottom.

reattaching hardware on lazy susan

And done!

top view of lazy susan

Much more to my liking, style-wise.

side view of lazy susan

Make it your own!

gather lazy susan on countertop

I love it now.

wood lazy susan on countertop

PIN it to save it for later!

This thrift store find was not my style. A simple fix wth a new graphic on this lazy susan makeover project! #lazysusan

Such a simple change but one that makes it look completely different. Find old things at the thrift store and make them your own!

I’ll see you next week with this one…

orange wood end table with white dog

UPDATE!! See it now, here!

Have a beautiful weekend, my friends!


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  1. Bless you heart! I feel your pain. Some projects just semed to be cursed. But we persevere and hope for the best! And it all worked out in the end. Honestlly, it is off-center too, but once you laid her down on the counter you really could not notice it as much.

    Bless your heart on this one. I often just throw it to te side and come back later when it all of the sudden it will scream at me as to what it needs! As it did hear for you. It was the perfect design and left you with a wider market.

  2. This turned out nice! As much as I love that verse, I think just the one word on a smaller piece was perfect! Thanks for keeping it real and sharing your mishaps and frustrations along the way, as we can all learn from those experiences as well. I really enjoy your blog!

  3. Just goes to show, Nancy, persistence pays off! Nice job and much better than that chicken! Can’t wait to see what you do with that little table next week.

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