Tuesday, March 24, 2015

DIY Corner: Jazzing Up a Garage Sale Find

I picked up this 15” around wood lazy susan at a yard sale for $4 but the light colored wood that pine normally is, is just not appealing to me. So deciding how to redo this piece was almost as exciting as getting it for $4!

Since this was treated wood (it has a gloss over it), I knew I needed to prime it for the new color to stick to it, so I picked up Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer for All Surfaces (I guess this is made by Rustoleum) ($13.99/quart @ amazon.com) and painted 1 coat on the top and bottom of the wood.

Then after letting it dry for a few hours I was ready to spray on the texture with Krylon Marbelizing Spray. I had contemplated for about 1 month on how exactly to paint this lazy susan. I was just going to do it in metallic gold but decided at the last minute on adding some texture to it. When I was looking online at different spray paint effects, I couldn’t seem to find any in Pinterest (I use it like Google) so I threw caution to the wind and bought it.



I really didn’t know what to expect when it was time to spray this Marbelizing Spray. It comes in 4 different colors and I chose the Gold Chiffon as I thought it would go with the wood of the dining room table the best.

It comes out of the spray nozzle kinda like silly string though the strings don’t seem as thick, thankfully, as I think that might have looked a little odd on the wood. I mean, I wanted some texture but not ¼” thick …  piece of it!


The final look of the two coats I sprayed on it is not a solid gold color but instead a hint of the gold with the white color of the primer peeking through. And the effect is quite nice and you can really customize how this looks on your piece by how many coats and also where you focus the nozzle most.

And now every time I walk by the table, I just have to reach out and pet the lazy susan with the smooth texture!

And a great tip I saw in Pinterest is putting a lazy susan in your refrigerator. It actually makes more room in there and I keep a bunch of condiments on it for easier access.

Do you have and great Pinterest tips you’ve found?  Share in the comments! 


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