Lazy Susan

from Creative Home
Make this easy lazy Susan for your breakfast room or your dining room. No matter where you put it, it will make serving meals easier.

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.

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