So I bought this ugly, old Lazy Susan way back in July, and then just let it sit on the floor in my office for five months. I really had no idea what I wanted to do with it. One day, during my many hours of trolling the internet, I happened upon The Graphics Fairy blog. I’m a sucker for anything French, but especially French typography from the late 19th/early 20th century. Bingo! I Frenchified it.
Structurally, it was in great shape. Only one of the little posts had popped out, but a dab of superglue took care of that.
Step One: Sand and paint. I used Behr Premium Plus Ultra (primer and paint in one) in “Aged Parchment.”
Step Two: Printed off this graphic from The Graphics Fairy, and traced it onto the Lazy Susan using graphite transfer paper and a stylus. Then I used a small paint brush, and black acrylic craft paint to paint on the letters and embellishments. (This would probably be easier with paint markers. My hand was a little shaky with the paint brush).
Step Three: I glazed the entire thing with a brown paint I had leftover from painting my bedroom nightstands. I used one part paint to three parts water, roughly brushed it on, then wiped it off with a rag.
Step Four: Finally, I applied three coats of poly in a Satin finish to protect and preserve the hand-painting. Also makes it easier to wipe clean.
Me likey. I think I’ll use it on the kitchen table as a fruit bowl. It’s too pretty to put in the pantry.