Stenciled Lazy Susan {Guest Post}

It’s guest post Friday again! Today’s guest is Callie from Callie’s Crafts and she made us this great tutorial for a Stenciled Lazy Susan! Here’s Callie:

 Hey Yall,  I’m Callie and I put the Callie in Callie’s Crafts.  I’m happy to be here This Silly Girl’s Life sharing my Stenciled Lazy Susan.  

I had a reader recently comment that “Sometimes people show room makeovers and before and after pics and make it seem like it was a quick/no big deal kind of thing.”  I find that to be so true.  This post will not just be a quick before and after!  You are going to see every step and every mess-up in-between.  If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again.

martha stewart stencil and minwax stain on lazy suzan


My mother had a yard sale and she offered me her old lazy susan goose.  As kids we called it the lazy goose because my mothers name is Suzan and we all knew that she was not lazy.  I really wanted to put a unique design on it.  I used this Martha Stewart Craft Stencil.

martha stewart stencil


martha stewart stencil and minwax stain on lazy suzan


 I used my palm sander to remove the old finish.

martha stewart stencil and minwax stain on lazy suzan


I like to clean the wood with mineral spirits after sanding.

martha stewart stencil and minwax stain on lazy suzan


I used a Martha Stewart Craft Stencil and white acrylic paint to make the pattern.

martha stewart stencil and minwax stain on lazy suzan


Then I repositioned the stencil to continue the pattern.

martha stewart stencil and minwax stain on lazy suzan


It looked great!  Clean lines and no paint bleeding under the stencil. 

martha stewart stencil and minwax stain on lazy suzan


Then I applied the stain and wiped it off with a rag (even over the paint).  I have used this technique before on my Vintage and Modern Table and got a great result.

martha stewart stencil and minwax stain on lazy suzan


This time it just looked…..not right.

martha stewart stencil and minwax stain on lazy suzan


So, I painted over the white with teal.

martha stewart stencil and minwax stain on lazy suzan


I loved the colors together but I could see the white under the teal.  This is the same color I painted my accent wall in the Family Room, Valspar Spa Pool. 

martha stewart stencil and minwax stain on lazy suzan


I thought..hmm..what if i sand over the paint and make it look rustic?

martha stewart stencil and minwax stain on lazy suzan


Still …..not right.  I’ll try it again!

martha stewart stencil and minwax stain on lazy suzan


I sanded off the paint and stained the lazy susan, again.  This time I used a wood conditioner before applying the stain.  It really helped the stain apply more evenly.

martha stewart stencil and minwax stain on lazy suzan


Perfect!

martha stewart stencil and minwax stain on lazy suzan


After it was dry I taped the edges and positioned the stencil.  This time in the center.

martha stewart stencil and minwax stain on lazy suzan


I applied the paint, again.

martha stewart stencil and minwax stain on lazy suzan


It didn’t have the crisp lines I wanted.

martha stewart stencil and minwax stain on lazy suzan


I lined up the stencil to continue the pattern, again.

martha stewart stencil and minwax stain on lazy suzan


I removed all the tape but this time there was a residue and the stencil was not centered.  It still didn’t have the clean lines it should have.  Let’s do it again!

martha stewart stencil and minwax stain on lazy suzan


I didn’t take pictures this round because I was so frustrated.  I stripped it down to bare wood, cleaned it off, applied wood conditioner and stained it, again. 

Aleen's Repositionable Tacky Spray

 This time I got smart and bought something I should of used the first time, Repositionable Adhesive!

rustoleum specialty lacquer



I applied a clear lacquer to the lazy suzan to protect it from …my family at the table.

martha stewart stencil and minwax stain on lazy suzan


This lazy susan took a lot of trial and error but I didn’t give up until I achieved the look I wanted.  I hope you enjoyed reading this post.

Picture of Callie from Callie's Crafts

I love to decorate, design, sew, craft and DIY. I’m not afraid to take home and fix something I find on the curb. I love the challenge of creating with a tight budget. Some of my best ideas are made with little or no cost. I love sharing my ideas and creations. I also share how I make them. You will find that almost every post is a tutorial. Hop on over and look around. When you do, be sure to follow Callie’s Crafts so you don’t miss a thing.


I’m competing in a crafting contest and I’ve made it to round two. The challenge this week is Washi Tape. I would love for you to visit One Artsy Mama and vote for your favorite projects. Voting starts Monday and ends Tuesday at noon.

 

Thank you so much to Callie today for being our guest poster! I love this project and she has soooo many more on her blog, make sure to visit her often! Thanks for reading!

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