A Farmhouse Lazy Susan

I get super charge when I find something fun to repurpose 
at the thrift store. 

A Farmhouse Lazy Susan from a thrift store find

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. 

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A Farmhouse Lazy Susan painted and adorned with a graphic

A Farmhouse Lazy Susan

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. 

Krud Kutter cleaner and degreaser to clean up a thrift store find

a wooden lazy susan with a painted green bottom

I'm using Fusion Mineral Paint on this project because I love the smooth application, the chalky finish and... I hate to wax.

painting a white lazy susan from the thrift store

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. 

A Farmhouse Lazy Susan makeover

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. 

A Farmhouse Lazy Susan makeover with a graphics fairy graphic

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.

transfer method on a thrift store find

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. 

A Farmhouse Lazy Susan makeover with a graphic

I sanded around the edges of the image when it was finished to help blend in the design with the background paint. 

A Farmhouse Lazy Susan graphic makeover

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!

A Farmhouse Lazy Susan with a graphics fairy image

candle and mason jar in a mason jar centerpiece

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Brenda! I'm already working on a 2nd one :)

  2. Absolutely gorgeous, Susan! I just posted about a lazy susan project that I painted black with white stenciling. Now I am so wishing I had painted it white! Love this! xo Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

    1. I'm working on another one right now, the first one sold so fast and someone was looking for another.... love it when that happens!

  3. wonderful makeover yet again! I will never pass up lazy Susan's again.

    1. Never! They are great for makeovers. I stopped at the thrift today and picked up another one because I sold this one so quickly.

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    1. Thank you Nancy. It was a fun project to work on and I'm very happy with the way it turned out, almost hated to sell it :)

  5. I love it!! I will never pass up a lazy Susan again. Who would have thought!!

    1. I know right Vivian!? This one went to a new home yesterday and another one is on the assembly line. It's easy and looks so good! :) Thanks for visiting!

  6. Hi Susan
    I love this! It's been awhile since I've done a transfer craft! I love the graphic you picked too! laura

  7. Does this transfer only work with a laser printer? Would the inkjet printers have luck with this kind of transfers

    1. I would stick to an ink jet printer because a regular printer might run. You can have something printed at your local library or staples store which both use ink jet printers.


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