Create a table-top lazy Susan to compliment your French decor. The cheerful paint job makes it a decorative table accent and a useful meal-serving utensil. Be sure to seal the finished piece with several coats of clear acrylic spray so it has a glossy finish that can be wiped clean easily.
Gather Your Supplies
- Wooden lazy Susan
- Plaid FolkArt Artist’s Pigment colors: Burnt Umber #462 (BU), Light Red Oxide #914 (LRO), Yellow Ochre #917 (YO)
- Plaid FolkArt wash medium #698
- Sponge brush
- Soft utility sponge
- 1-inch-wide painter’s tape
- Plaid FolkArt glazing medium #991
- Cotton cloth
- Plaid clear acrylic spray sealer
Start to Finish
1. Base-coat the lazy Susan with a mixture of equal parts YO and wash medium; let dry. Apply a second coat and wipe back with a sponge to create shading effects; let dry.
2. Tape off 1-inch-wide stripes across the top and over the edges. Use a sponge brush to paint the open areas with a mixture of equal parts LRO and wash medium. Let dry and remove tape.
3. Tape off 1-inch-wide stripes in the opposite direction. Paint the open
areas with the LRO wash. Let dry and remove tape.
4. To antique the lazy Susan, create a “tea-stain” glaze by making a mixture of 1 part BU and 3 parts glazing medium. Using a damp sponge, apply the glaze mixture to the lazy Susan with a circular scrubbing motion until the glaze is blended to the desired shade. Wipe the surface with a damp, clean cloth to remove excess glaze while it is still wet. Let dry 24 hours.
5. Apply three coats of spray sealer, letting the surface dry between each coat.