Add a nautical touch to your kitchen with this easy IKEA lazy susan makeover! Use a stencil to create a unique design.
I went to IKEA last week and I found some AMAZING things there!! Who wouldn't, right?!?! One of my favorite finds was this lazy susan. It was only $10, and I knew I wanted to give it a Mod Podge makeover – it was a perfect blank slate to do anything with. The wheels of my DIY lazy susan started turning!
I originally thought of covering it with scrapbook paper, but once I started looking through my Mod Podge stash I found some Ultra Matte Chalk Finish.
Then I decided to go in a whole new direction. I started looking through my Silhouette library to see what they had. I was thinking of maybe adding a lobster or crab . . . but then I found a compass and thought that would be perfect.
Now I was ready to get started!!
IKEA Lazy Susan Makeover
- Mod Podge Ultra-Matte Chalk Finish
- Lazy Susan from IKEA
- Chalk Paint
- Stencil – cut from vinyl with a Silhouette
In addition to your other supplies, round up your paints. My local Wal-Mart got some new Plaid paints in and I was eager to try them out. Of course, you're going to need the Ultra-Matte Chalk Finish Mod Podge.
Step 1 – Paint First Coat
I painted on two coats of paint, letting each coat dry 20 minutes. Make sure to paint the top and bottom of the lazy susan. I think this blue is a beautiful color, don't you?
Step 2 – Cut and Add Stencil
Next, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut my stencil. BUT if you don't have a cutting machine, craft stores have a lot of stencil options.
If you have any questions about cutting a stencil with your Silhouette, just leave a comment and I will be happy to answer!!
Step 3 – Add Final Coat of Paint
I pulled out some Martha Stewart Chalk Paint and painted over my stencil. I did a total of 2 coats for this step. Once my paint was dry I pulled off my stencil. It always turns out perfectly when I make a stencil using vinyl and my cutting machine!
Step 4 – Distress
I love to distress my chalk painted projects. So I grabbed some light sandpaper and went to town!!!
Step 5 – Add Layer of Chalk Finish
Finally I added a layer of the Ultra Matte Chalk Mod Podge and let dry an hour before use. It goes on really easy.
You can't tell in the picture, but it has a perfect chalky finish on it. This is a great alternative to waxing your furniture, especially with a piece like this.
This nautical DIY lazy susan will fit in perfectly with my new laundry room makeover. I can't wait to try this chalk finish out on another project soon!!
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