You might remember my little sneak peek and video post from last week. Did anyone guess that I chose to repurpose a Lazy Susan for my Mother's Day craft project? I sure had fun with all of the lovely supplies!
If you've never heard of a Lazy Susan, it's basically a raised, round platter that spins. You put condiments, casseroles, dishes, etc. on top and can place it in the center of your kitchen table. Family members can spin the Lazy Susan to reach the items they need. IKEA carries plain wood ones for less than $8.00, but mine was a hand-me-down from a family friend:
Here's what you need to make your own stenciled Lazy Susan:
- Lazy Susan
- Martha Stewart Craft Paint in Satin
- Stencil Tape or Adhesive
- Roller and Tray
- Stencil and Brush Cleaner (optional)
- Sandpaper and/or Orbital Sander (optional)
- White Spray Paint
I wanted to take extra precautions, so I let the spray paint "cure" for a day or two before I started the stencil job.
The stenciling was easy because of the excellent quality of Martha Stewart's products. I've used cheap sponges and brushes before, and there truly is a difference! Because my stencil had an intricate pattern that would need to be lined up, I made sure to practice with a pencil and a manila envelope before stenciling on the Lazy Susan.
Here's how you can make one too:
1. Tape your stencil firmly onto the piece you want to paint. Be sure to use adhesive tape to cover parts of the stencil you don't want painted.
2. Follow the instructions on the box to prepare your roller and then add paint to the tray.
3. Roll paint onto the stencil quickly and smoothly. Be careful not to press too hard, or paint will seep under the stencil.
4. Peel stencil away while paint is still wet and admire your clean lines! Wait 30 minutes to 1 hour before re-positioning the stencil over top of the painted area.
5. When the first painted section is dry, line your stencil up for the next area to be painted. Again, be sure to tape down areas you don't want painted!
6. Make note of any areas that need to be touched up.
7. Add some extra paint to a paper plate and use one of the Martha Stewart basic brushes to fill in any spotty areas.
8. Allow your work to "cure" for a day or two. You may want to consider adding a layer of polyurethane or a clear coat to seal everything in, especially if the piece will get a lot of use or wear.
Clean up was a breeze with the Brush and Stencil Cleaner. A very small drop was all I needed to lather the brush and tray up and restore them to like-new condition!
Now you can admire your work! I love how simple this was to do, and it would be so cute in a craft room or in your kitchen.
It's always fun to take an ordinary household object and transform it into something that better reflects your personality.
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