Saturday, June 20, 2015

Lazy Susan Grain Sack Makeover

A plain, wood lazy susan made its way home with me earlier in the year.
I didn't really have any idea what I was going to do with it, 
but I knew it had potential.
Finally, inspiration struck!

First, the lazy susan received a few coats of Amy Howard chalk paint.

Once it was dry, I taped off the areas I wanted to paint red,
to create stripes that would look like a grain sack.

Then, I painted those areas red.

Once the red paint dried, I removed the tape and distressed the entire piece
before adding the grain sack image.
The image is from a wonderful website called The Graphics Fairy.
There are a ton of cool images that you can use for free.

I chose the image I wanted to use, then downloaded it.
I used the reverse image so that the words would be going the right direction
 once I transferred them onto the lazy susan.

I used wax paper and my printer to transfer the image.
You can see more details on how to use this image transfer method here.

The image was a little light and I wanted to darken it some, 
so I used a black colored pencil and just traced over the image.

I finished the lazy susan with a coat of clear matte protective finish.

I think it turned out great.
I have used this image transfer method on a few projects here and here
and each time I've been pleased with the results.

Have you used any other methods to transfer images onto painted surfaces?
I'd be curious to know.

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

'til next time,
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  1. That turned out great. Now I need to find me a lazy susan. I am a new follower on email.

    1. Thank you Marissa. So glad to have you following along!

  2. This is a great makeover....I love it! Thanks for sharing it.
    Love the Graphics Fairy too!

  3. Adina,

    Your lazy susan with the grain sack image looks fabulous!

  4. It turned out beautiful Adina! I'll be featuring you this Friday for Farmhouse Friday, because the theme is grain sacks! Thanks for sharing it at the Vintage Inspiration Party!

    1. Thanks so much Angie! I'll be watching for the feature!!! Love the farmhouse Fridays.