Vintage Lazy Susan Makeover

Vintage Lazy Susan Makeover

If you saw my post last week on How I Made Over My Laundry Room for Less than $20, you saw the vintage wash boards and the large basket in the below picture getting made over and put to use. For this project, I used the raw wood lazy susan. All these goodies are things my step-dad gave me from his mom’s house. They are all old, awesome, and have been a great source of inspiration these last few weeks.

Vintage Lazy Susan Makeover

I started by painting the lazy susan with two coats of DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Whisper (from Michael’s). Next, I cut the stencil for this compass using my Silhouette CAMEO, in two parts. Sometimes I stencil with vinyl, other times, like this time, I used scrapbook paper and Repositionable Adhesive Spray (I use Krylon Easy-Tack).

This was part one…

Vintage Lazy Susan Makeover

This shows the stenciling of part one and then getting ready to add in the secondary details (after the first part was thoroughly dry, of course).

Vintage Lazy Susan Makeover

Once dry, I lightly distressed the design and edges of the lazy susan with a fine sanding block and finished up with two coats of Annie Sloan Clear Wax, allowing 24 hours drying time between coats.

Vintage Lazy Susan Makeover

And that’s it! (P.S. You’re seeing peeks of my porch makeover in this pic. You can see the whole makeover here. You’re also seeing way more kiddo handprints on the glass table than I realized when I took these pics. For the sake of showing the real side of life, I’m opting to go with it instead of cleaning the table and re-taking all the photos.)

Happy creating!

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About By Dawn Nicole

Dawn is the DIY & Lifestyle blogger/Graphic Designer behind By Dawn Nicole. She is a mom of 3 who believes in "throwing kindness around like confetti". While Dawn loves all things creative, she has a passion for hand-lettered typography. A clean-eating foodie who loves cooking as much as a a good long outdoor run, she believes in balance and rarely lets a day go by without dark chocolate and over-caffeinating. She is also a contributor to the Silhouette Blog, Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke, and The Pinning Mama .


  1. This turned out lovely! Such a great transformation.
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  2. I have this very same one only mine is pine….my Dad made it for me in the late 1970’s! Now I know what I can do with it! Thanks!
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