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Craft Room Lazy Susan Makeover

Craft Room Lazy Susan Makeover @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

It’s amazing what a little paint can do to brighten up a dreary space. My craft room is in the basement. The lack of natural light is a bummer, but my husband installed some fluorescent lighting for me that has helped quite a bit. The other thing it has done is made me realize that even when it’s clean, my craft room looks dirty.

Craft Room Lazy Susan Makeover @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

I decided to choose a couple of colors and start revamping the space a bit. I started with my lazy susan.  Here’s what it looked like before.

Craft Room Lazy Susan Makeover @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

I found this lazy susan at a garage sale a couple of years ago. I use it every time I make something as it holds all my brushes, pens and markers. It’s the most reached for area of my craft space.

Craft Room Lazy Susan Makeover @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

I chose two colors from the Americana Multi Surface Satin paint line (you can find it at Michaels) called School Bus and Turquoise Waters. The white that I used is called White Birch.

Craft Room Lazy Susan Makeover @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

I am forever saving jars and cans. They make great holders for markers, pens, brushes and painting and texture tools.

Craft Room Lazy Susan Makeover @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

First, since the lazy susan had a bit of a shine to it, I sanded the surface, just to knock that shine off so my paint would grab.

Craft Room Lazy Susan Makeover @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

This multi surface paint is awesome, but the most common mistake people make with it (included me the first time I used it!) is applying too much with the first coat. The first coat should be thin, as should the second coat. So chances are you will need 2-4 coats, depending on your surface.

Craft Room Lazy Susan Makeover @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Because this paint IS for multiple types of surfaces, it works great on both glass and aluminum, perfect for the jars and cans. Again, multiple thin coats are better that fewer thick coats.

Craft Room Lazy Susan Makeover @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

You like? I like. Very much. I’ll have more redo’s coming as I work my way through the craft room with this fun paint!

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Craft Room Lazy Susan Makeover

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Craft Room Lazy Susan Makeover

What you need:

  • Lazy Susan
  • Cans and jars
  • Americana Multi Surface Satin paint in School Bus, Turquoise Waters and White Birch
  • Sandpaper

What you do:

  1. Sand the surface of the wooden lazy susan to knock off any shine.
  2. Be sure all labels have been removed from cans and jars.
  3. Apply a thin coat of White Birch to the lazy susan and a thin coat of the School Bus and Turquoise Waters to the jars and cans. Allow the paint to dry for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Repeat with additional coats until coverage is what you like. The white and yellow colors may require more than the blue.
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13 Responses to Craft Room Lazy Susan Makeover

  1. 1
    Eleanor says:

    Thanks for this. I love finding new paint, especially ones that work on different surfaces without a lot of prep. I’m definitely going to check these out. I also love cans and glass jars, and I love your lazy susan.
    Love your craft ideas. My gret neice and I are going to make ghosts and pumpkins from cardboard tubes for her to decorate her room for Halloween. Thanks for the idea.

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    Marianne L says:

    This is a great idea, Amanda, and your paint colors really make it pop!

  3. 3

    That’s a really good idea! Love the blue mason jars too!

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    onel says:

    Love the new look! I should consider using a turntable on my work table too! Looks so practical!!

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