Uniquely Inspired Plaid Lazy Susan

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Sometimes inspiration for a project comes from the strangest places!

Uniquely Inspired Plaid Lazy Susan

I had a lazy Susan in my workshop salvaged from a recent classroom purge.

lakeshore lazy susan

It was a little on the boring side and I had made several farmhouse styled lazy Susans in the past so I wanted to try something new. 

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I also wanted to try out my new plaid stencil from Old Sign Stencils. I have a special offer for my readers from Old Sign Stencils... see the bottom of this post for more information!

Old sign stencils plaid stencil

I began by adding a little height to the lazy Susan by attaching the metal frame from an old clock. It was the perfect size and was easily attached to the bottom with a couple of screws. 

I base coated the whole piece with Rust-Oleum Chalked Paint in charcoal.

Unique lazy susan with plaid inspiration

It was at this point that I had to take a short road trip for my daughter's college visit. 

While in the hotel room one night I happened to notice the curtains... Holy Cow that was just like the stencil I was going to use on my project! 

Raddison plaid curtains for project inspiration

Inspiration hits at the strangest times!!

So when I got home I had a new look in mind for my lazy Susan... Crazy I know!

I painted painted the lazy Susan in a khaki color I had in my samples of Behr oops paint then began the stencil process using the colors from the curtains. 

Adding plaid stencil to a lazy susan project

When the stenciling was finished I added a wooden finial to the center and distressed the edges so a little of the black base coat came through. 

Uniquely Inspired Plaid Lazy Susan project

The lazy Susan is perfect for a corner cabinet, a round table, or in my case for organizing a shelf in the workshop. 

Strangely Inspired Plaid Lazy Susan

Check out the plaid stencil and all the other gorgeous stencils at Old Sign Stencils by Funky Junk Interiors and get inspired for your next DIY project.


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  1. Hi Susan, What a wonderful project! There is inspiration everywhere, isn't there? Even in hotel room curtains. Love it!


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