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Lazy Susan Makeover Anyone Can Do (So Easy!)

Add a nautical touch to your kitchen with this easy IKEA lazy susan makeover! Use a stencil to create a unique design.

Nautical Ikea Lazy Susan Makeover with Chalk Finish Mod Podge

I went to IKEA last week and I found some AMAZING things there!! Who wouldn’t, right?!?! IKEA always has all sorts of good surfaces. 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. I decided to turn this lazy susan into DIY beach decor.

Here’s how I did it!

IKEA Lazy Susan Makeover

Supplies

  • Mod Podge Ultra Matte Chalk Finish
  • Lazy Susan from IKEA
  • Chalk Paint
  • Paint
  • Stencil – cut from vinyl with a Silhouette
  • Sandpaper

Getting Started

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.

Note: If you can’t find the Ultra Matte formula, use Hard Coat. That will work as well!

Nautical Ikea Lazy Susan Makeover with 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?

Nautical Ikea Lazy Susan Makeover with Chalk Finish Mod Podge

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!!

Nautical Ikea Lazy Susan Makeover with Chalk Finish Mod Podge

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!

Nautical Ikea Lazy Susan Makeover with Chalk Finish Mod Podge

Step 4 – Distress

I love to distress my chalk painted projects. So I grabbed some light sandpaper and went to town!!!

Nautical Ikea Lazy Susan Makeover with Chalk Finish Mod Podge

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.

Nautical Ikea Lazy Susan Makeover with Chalk Finish Mod Podge

Finishing Touches

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.

Nautical Ikea Lazy Susan Makeover with Chalk Finish Mod Podge
Nautical Ikea Lazy Susan Makeover with Chalk Finish Mod Podge
Nautical Ikea Lazy Susan Makeover with Chalk Finish Mod Podge

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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