A Farmhouse Lazy Susan6:29:00 AM
I get super charge when I find something fun to repurpose
at the thrift store.
Today's project is a wooden Lazy Susan that was a little dirty but just too cute to pass up.
I'm picturing this on a farmhouse table filled with candles and mason jars.
I'm including affiliate links to similar products on Amazon so you can recreate the look. Click on the bold italic words for the links.
First things first, it really needed a good scrubbing! I like using Krud Kutter, it's a great cleaner and degreaser.
Krud Kutter cleans the piece well and gets it ready for paint.
The bottom of the Lazy Susan was pretty ugly so I started this paint job at the bottom with a nice dark green color that reminded me of felt.
I'm using Fusion Mineral Paint on this project because I love the smooth application, the chalky finish and... I hate to wax.
I painted the Lazy Susan with a couple coats of Casement which is a beautiful bright white. As you can see from the jar, I use this color a lot and I'm a little messy!
When the paint dried I sanded the edges using 220 grit sandpaper. The edges got a nice chippy, distressed look.
The next step is the graphic. I wanted the center of the Lazy Susan to have something in a "farmhouse style" so I went over to The Graphics Fairy for a beautiful printable.
I printed the image in reverse on a laser printer then cut closely around the image.
I used a product for transferring images called Omni Gel which I've used before and love.
There are several ways to use this gel and you can read about the transfer processes on 3 different awesome projects here, and here and here.
For this project I wet the paper again (after letting it dry for several hours) then started to rub until all the paper was off.
Some of the paper may come off in places you did not intend. These places can be thought of as a "distressed patina" or you can go in with an oil based fine point Sharpie and repair the image. I've done both.
I sanded around the edges of the image when it was finished to help blend in the design with the background paint.
When I was satisfied with my work I sprayed the top of the Lazy Susan with Triple Thick. Triple Thick is a spray sealer that is thick and shiny, it gives a glass-like finish to the project. Triple Thick can be purchased in a spray or a paint on gel. I love this stuff!
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