A Buffalo Checked Thrift Shop Lazy Susan Upcycle

 I found this oak Lazy Susan at a Goodwill in the Twin Cities last August.

I paid $6.99 for it.

Although it was in very good condition, I wanted to give it a farmhouse style makeover.

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 The Lazy Susan had a pretty glossy finish, so I chose to use Dixie Belle Slick Stick on it first.  I could have given the Lazy Susan a good sanding to remove some of the gloss as well.

Slick Stick is one of the Dixie Belle Paint Problem Solvers to help with slick, shiny surfaces such as glass, counter-tops, Formica, tile anything slick and shiny.  I brushed on two coats, as directed, and let it cure overnight.

The next day, I brushed on two coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Drop Cloth.

I also painted the wooden candlestick in the photo with Drop Cloth.  The candlestick was from my thrifing stash.


I chose my so very loved *Old Sign Stencils Buffalo Check Medium Stencil to add a pattern to the Lazy Susan.

I centered the stencil on the top of the Lazy Susan.  I taped it down, while stenciling, with blue painter's tape.

I chose Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Caviar for the black checks.

I sealed the Lazy Susan with Dixie Belle Gator Hide.  Gator Hide is a tough, water repellent polyacrylic.


I painted a Hickory Hardware 2-Inch Natural Woodcraft Knob with two coats of the black paint.



I found individual dowel screws at our local Menard's in the 3/16" x 2" size.

A starting hole was drilled in the cup of the candlestick, and one of the dowel screws was screwed into both the top of the candlestick and the bottom of the knob.

Starting holes were drilled in the bottom of the candlestick, and also in the top center of the Lazy Susan to attach the candlestick with another dowel screw.


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The candlestick/knob addition was partly for looks and partly to spin the Lazy Susan.

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The buffalo check pattern is so popular now!  I love it in my farmhouse style kitchen.

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The Lazy Susan can hold a napkin holder and salt and pepper shakers, or can also anchor a container vignette for the center of the table.

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*Old Sign Stencils and Dixie Belle Paint Company have provided me with complimentary samples. All opinions about these fabulous stencils and paints are my own.


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