17 June 2013

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 susan 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. 

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40 comments:

  1. Love it! Very cute and creative :) Thanks for sharing.

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  2. This is so cute! I am impressed that you stuck with it. I probably would've just said attempt #2 was good enough and then I would've hated it every time I saw it. :) Thanks for sharing all the things you tried and what finally worked!

    Krissy @ http://hotcommodityhome.blogspot.com

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    1. I couldn't leave it alone. I worked on it for several days! Thanks for your kind words.

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  3. Turned out beautifully, well worth that labour of love! Following you my friend. Diane

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    1. Thanks for following. I think it was well worth it to. I love having it at dinner time.

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  4. Callie,
    You gave this your all and then some! My hat is off to you in a big way! I love what you did with your lazy goose:)
    New Follower, my friend!
    Happy Hugs
    Jemma

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  5. Acabei de conhecer o seu blog,achei maravilhoso.Visite-me:http://algodaotaodoce.blogspot.com.br/
    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!

    Obrigada.

    Beijos Marie.

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    1. Obrigado pela visita. Fico feliz que você me encontrou.

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  6. WOW!! I love this lazy Goose, ;)... I would have given up, But you kept going. You really encourage me to try something twice.Sadly, Something I have never done!! TFS

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    1. I think the problem was I didn't know what I wanted when I started. I had to figure out what I didn't want to find what I wanted. Next time I'll have a plan!

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  7. Love how it turned out! :) I have this stencil set, but I have been hesitant to use it. lol

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    1. I've used it twice! Once for this project and once on a dresser. Remember it's just paint, you can sand it off :)

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  8. I love how you kept trying until it was exactly how you wanted it. Looks so pretty!

    Ritchil
    http://chengand3kids.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks. I'm following you via bloglovin and gooogle+.

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  9. Love it!! These stencils were starring at me @ Michael's the other day..but I left them alone...I guess I have to make a trip back...:-)

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    1. Thanks! This is the second time I've used them. I used them on a dresser too. http://calliescrafts.blogspot.com/2013/05/stenciled-dresser-for-one-crafty-contest.html

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  10. I really like the final result a lot! I hate it when a project goes wrong so many times, but it's an awesome feeling when it FINALLY goes right! I think we've all been there (more than we might care to admit). I have some of the Martha Stewart stencils, too - love them!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Kim @ {enjoy the view}

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    1. Thanks, Kim, I'm glad I'm not the only one.

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  11. Such a pretty end result (though the middle phases were super cute too!) I love showing the different phases!
    (new follower here!)
    Morgaine from Madcap Frenzy
    P.S. I would also like to invite you to join my June Totally Tuesday Link Party:
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    Hugs!

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    1. Thanks, Morgaine I'm following you back.

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  12. What a lovely idea and the way you represented the whole DIY is just amazing. What a beautiful result you got :)
    Disha
    http://designdecoranddisha.blogspot.in

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  13. Beautiful make over! I love the final colors.

    Natashalh

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    1. Thanks. I think the teal was the right choice too.

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  14. What a great idea! it looks adorable! Saw you at DIY Sunday Showcase!

    Would love for you to link this up to Super Sunday at Who Needs a Cape? http://whoneedsacape.com/2013/06/super-sunday-party-4/ it's live now - come on over!

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    1. I'm So glad you made it over! Thanks for sharing this with us on Super Sunday!

      Hope we see you next week!

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  15. I LOVE it, it turned out great!! I also like that you are like me with the "try, try, try again" technique! Lol. It looks fabulous, and I am pinning! Thanks for sharing at the DIY Sunday Showcase! Jen

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  16. Stopping by to thank you for sharing at One More..http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/06/share-it-one-more-time-features-and_29.html This came out perfect! I know how you feel about doing it until you get it the way you want it and I agree with it is just paint...you can always paint over it :)
    So happy you joined in this week...xo Tammy

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  17. Love this!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party! I can't wait to see what you link up next week! I hope to see you at the (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

    Have a terrific week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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  18. It turned out very nice after all of that! I have a lazy susan to paint and stencil too. Will definitely do it after seeing yours. I agree, blog posts often make DIYs looks so easy, but they are not.

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  19. I love it, Callie! And OMG I had to laugh ~ I think all my DIY projects go like that, I usually just don't tell or I give up and toss it! Stencils are a nightmare. Did you use the repositionable spray adhesive to hold it in place? The finished look is amazing!
    Thank you for sharing at Brag About It this week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Enter the Wonderful Summer Giveaway (ends 7/3 midnight)

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  20. Hi Callie,

    Thanks for co-hosting the TGIF Link Party with me last week! Your Lazy Susan was the most viewed post last week! Head on over to grab a feature button and link up again! Have a great weekend!

    http://www.livingbettertogether.com/2013/07/tgif-link-party-no-3.html

    Rebecca

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  21. Thanks so much for sharing this at the Say G'Day Saturday linky party. I loved your pictures and the end product looks amazing!

    This week's party has just started so please drop by and say g'day soon!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  22. Way to persevere! I love this! You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Here is the link to this week's party. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-57.html Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  23. Totally worth the trip! Nothing lazy about your passion to get this right:) LOVE your refinish. I have a lazy susan I've been wanting to refinish too. Your post is going to be so helpful, lol! Swim by http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/07/vintage-swimwear.html

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  24. Beautiful! What color stain did you use?

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