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Upcycled Lazy Susan with DIY Tutorial

There are times when I’m  overloaded and am going thru the paces in robotic fashion and don’t really realize what’s going on around me. I’m sure we’ve all been there. Recently when I went to visit a friend at her thrift store, I wasn’t in the mind-frame to shop. {{gasp, I know…right?}} However, despite my brain fog, I was able to spy this…an upcycled lazy susan turned quilting square cutting board.

Thrifted Lazy Susan Before Upcycle by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

While I’m initially whispering “geniussssss…”, my eyes can’t get away from the gorgeous oak being covered up. With that, I’m aiming to revive this piece while also show you how to make your own. Deal?

DIY TIME

As you can imagine, I ripped off that cutting mat to find it’s adhered with double-stick tape. Smart move.

Sticky Lazy Susan Upcycled | prodigalpieces.com

While smart to use something that deems the cutting mat removable, I still see where the tape has altered the finish on the lazy susan. Also, do note I passed the mat along to my daughter who is crafty like myself. Her chicken are best sellers in my shop. woot!

Then, after my nail-bending-tape-removal-feat-of-determination, I use Goo Gone to remove the residue without disturbing the wood. Now, I need to remove the finish with my sander with 150 grit paper. By the way, you can also see how to make a lazy susan for yourself for any size project. I created one for my furniture projects in this post HERE. See a video demo below of my map cabinet.

Sanding Lazy Susan for Upcycled DIY | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Upcycled Map Chest of Drawers Video Tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

As my typography lovin’ self sees a blank slate, I have no other option than to create my own design to dress up this already beautiful wood.

Painting Flowers on Solid Wood Upcycled Lazy Susan by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

I’m curious, do you find pleasure in hand-painting too? Or maybe you’re into food, gardening, fabric, or yarn, or wood even. Either way, you know what it feels like to let go and enjoy letting your creative spirit flow.

BLOOMIN’ SUSAN

Last, here’s my thrifty find released from the bonds of double-stick tape with an added new look.

Vintage Oak Upcycled Lazy Susan with Hand-Painted Design by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #homedecor #vintage

Solid Oak Hand-Painted Lazy Susan Upcycled by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #kitchen #diy #home

BE PRESENT

“The fondest memories are made when gathered around the table.” One of my purest joys is when my family is seated around our table. Whether its for a meal, school time, devotions, or game time, I look around and count my blessings. This phrase has always spoke to my heart. I think it’s perfect to give this upcycled lazy susan a story-telling feel. In addition, I didn’t use a stencil, but rather created my own design using my transfer tutorial.

DIY Hand-Painted Oak Lazy Susan Upcycled for Farmhouse Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #crafts #vintage

Not to be a downer, but we never know for certain when someone around us will not be there any more. Cherishing those times is key. However, that doesn’t mean we live in fear, but that we realize what gifts we have in those we love, to not take it for grated or abuse the blessing bestowed. DIY Farmhouse Lazy Susan Upcycled for Home Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #farmhouse #home #kitchen

It just goes to show what you can do with those cast-off decor pieces that fill up shelves (or our closets…ahem…you know who you are). Let’s have fun with our home making it a welcome place where family and friends. Also, if you’d like to add this to your home story, you can find it available in my online shop.

Farmhouse Dining Table Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #dining #diy

  • Vintage Farmhouse Bench in Rustic Green available at Prodigal Pieces | shop.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #shopping #furniture
    Vintage Farmhouse Bench ~ $275

SHARE

Additionally, let’s inspire others to create. Pin and share, plus, leave me a comment below. Likewise, I’d love to hear what you would have done with this lazy susan turntable.

This one-upcycled lazy susan is given a new life with hand-painted design by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #home #diy #kitchen

Up next, it’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday! These two are going to meet Mr. Hammer. mwahahahaha… Stay tuned in by signing up for my newsletter. PLUS, you will get your FREE Furniture Buying Checklist and special discount to my online shop. Until next time…

Pine Novelty Chairs Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com

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Also, more fun DIYs like my upcycled lazy susan tutorial:

Wow! This farmhouse dining table was left on the curb and is not as it should be...FAB! See the DIY tutorial at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #diy #home #homedecorGrab that ol' magazine rack and turn it into handy kitchen storage | DIY by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces at prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #farmhouse #kitchen #homedecor

 

Comments

  1. Angee Cox says

    Kudos to you! I admit that I wouldn’t have brought it home to begin with, but you made it beautiful 😍. I also agree that some of the best times happen around the table. Be safe and warm 💞

  2. Shelley S says

    I so love that you kept the lovely oak showing through the lovely design.

    I wounding have been able to pass up the quilters cutting board, and yes, what a clever idea to reimagine. I’m thinking a lazy Susan base with a square rather than round top to support the cutting board better might work for me. Hmmmm! Thanks for the inspiration as ever!

    • Larissa says

      Thank you, Shelly. Yes, that’s why I loved the idea, but function didn’t allow you to make cuts on the square out to the corners. This is much better suited.

  3. Linda Kinder says

    I love your creativity! I very much enjoy receiving your emails, regarding the projects you’re doing.

    • Larissa says

      Thank you for the kind words. I have been working with the company to remedy the issues. Feel free to email me.

    • Larissa says

      Thank you, Marie. I’m sure feel the same when family gathers together.

  4. Mary says

    Beautiful transformation Larissa! As soon as I saw it I thought that will sell right away and its already gone! ❤️

    • Larissa says

      Aww…thank you so much, Mary. Yes, I wanted to find a happy home. 😀

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