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Monday, March 9, 2015

Lazy Susan Redo: Decoupage with Napkins



Lazy Susans are just so handy. When I find them at thrift shops, I snag them up. They are great for organizing in cabinets, nice for serving pieces on the table or counter, a quick spin for decorating cakes, and even used as a pedestal for serving food.

So when I saw this HUGE one at the thrift shop, I grabbed it for the size.  But made of general manufactured product and not wood, the only way to make it better is to cover it.


I chose to decoupage it with these dollar store napkins from a leftover project.  Right now, flowers and the Eiffel Tower cheers me up. The snow is still very deep and the temps are continued freezing. 


AND, I saw this beautiful old French clock face on Pinterest and wanted to use it. So I sized it to one full sheet of paper, printed it and cut it out to add to the center. .


It took one and a half napkins to cover this lazy susan. I cut the paper to over hang and go over the sides.

I brushed on glue to the entire surface and over the sides and under. Then carefully laid the napkins on, smoothing over to rid of wrinkles or bubbles.


Once I had the napkins and the clock face glued on, I used Mod Podge to decoupage over the entire surface and the underside.


It still bubbled a little and it didn't take too long to dry. (A couple of hours)


Most of the wrinkles and bubbles were gone when it dried. Then to protect it and make it easy to clean from spills, I sealed it with coat of polyurethane.


Then another coat after the first dried overnight.


This lazy susan is great for the counter top or table. It's huge! And instead of being plain and ugly,  it matches up with the kitchen.




The cheery print certainly gives us a little spring feeling in the kitchen during this snowy and cold ... never getting here Spring this year!



What are you doing to get Spring Fever? Personally, I want to be outdoors looking for crocuses! I don't think that will be happening here for a long time.

















38 comments:

  1. very cute! I need a lazy susan!

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  2. Marie@The Interior FrugalistaMarch 9, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Gorgeous job Robin - that's one sweet lazy suzan!

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  3. It hasn't taken me the months that I've been following you to realize that every project you share is awesome, but I may not have said it in a comment until now. This is just lovely and cheerful. I'm so glad you're sharing on the Spring Craft Blog Hop.

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  4. Gorgeous! I love the clock motif and how well the whole piece ties in to your decor. One more thing to add to my list of things to look for at the thrift store...

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  5. A new follower. :) This is awesome! Coming over from Two Uses Tuesday!

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  6. Robin, I had no idea you could mod podge napkins! This looks totally fantastic. I love the way it compliments your kitchen too. I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for lazy susans for sure, thank you for the tip! hope you're having a great week, coco

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  7. What a very clever idea, I love your imagination to create such a fun new item. I used napkins on eggs I was decorating, they worked great.


    Modpodge has been around forever and we forget how it can preserve and protect. I have a photo of my oldest daughters wedding that they put on a piece of pine wood and to this day it is like new. They have so many of them now, even one you can use outside.


    Thanks for sharing your idea this week on The Oh My Heartsie Girls WW!!


    I hope you have a great day!
    Karren

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  8. Hi, I know I already commented because I came over from another link party, but I wanted to thank you for linking up with VMG206 Brag About It! So happy that you took the time to link up with us this week! Hope to see you again soon!

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  9. Oh I love this. I have a decoupage project coming up and I was needing some pointers. This is perfect. PInning. Beautiful and so country.

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  10. They are really handy!
    Thanks for stopping, Lauren! :)

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  11. You are such a sweet hostess! I'm tickled to pieces and so honored to have you follow me. Thank you so very much for your kind comments and visits!

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  12. I love clocks and the different motifs but unfortunately don't have space to put them all. Luckily we have table tops to squeeze in a few.
    Thank you for your kind visit! So glad you stopped!

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  13. Thank you, Laurie! So happy to have you follow!!! Sarah's link up has so many amazing creators. I love her party! Especially now, to have you!

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  14. Oh my, CoCo, paper napkins can be so decorative. The pretty prints are worth preserving this way. I'm so glad to have your kind visit!!! Thank you so much!

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  15. It must have been challenging putting them on eggs... I must peek at them!


    I love how photos are used and lucky you to have your daughter's wedding preserved this way!


    The products really have expanded and I can't wait to pick up the outdoor safe version. Imagine the birdhouses we can make!


    Thank you so much for hosting and visiting, Karren!

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  16. Thank you for hosting and visiting, again, Laurie!!! I look forward to another link up soon!

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  17. Thank you so much for visiting and pinning, Tammy! I can't wait to see your project. I'll watch for it!

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  18. Pam@over50feeling40March 13, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    Very impressive! You are very talented. Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

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  19. Thank you, Pam, you're such a kind hostess!! Thank you for stopping :)

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  20. I love this! What a lovely piece; it looks great in your kitchen :) Thanks for sharing it at Together on Tuesdays!

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  21. Wow, looks fab! Beautiful transformation.

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  22. Great job, thanks for sharing at Pin-Worthy Wednesday!

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  23. Precisely HousewifelyMarch 15, 2015 at 4:30 AM

    Super nice outcome. I LOVE that clock face. xx
    Stopping by from #sundaybest

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  24. I'm working on the kitchen and this was a bonus. So glad you like it!! Thank you, Lisa

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  25. Super easy to do too! So happy to have you stop by; thank you, Julia!

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  26. Thanks so much for hosting and visiting!

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  27. It's my favorite part too :)
    Thank you so much for visiting!!!

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  28. Wow, I like that a lot!

    Thank you so much for linking up with iDEA boX !

    xx

    Mila

    milaslittlethings.com

    milawayable@gmail.com

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  29. Kristina @ My Own Home BlogMarch 16, 2015 at 8:15 PM

    Great update! Lazy Susans are so handy. Thanks for sharing at Talented Tuesday Link Party! Hope you join us next week! :)

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  30. I will do that! Thanks so much, Kristina! :)

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  31. Thank you for the link up and for stopping by! :)

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  32. This is absolutely gorgeous! I've been thinking of throwing mine out, but now that I see how pretty yours is, I'm reconsidering.

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  33. Napkins - Genius! Thanks for linking up at The Creative Circle! I hope you'll join us again this week!

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  34. What a beautiful transformation! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Totally Terrific Tuesday! It wouldn't be a party without you! :)

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  35. Wow...it looks great, so pretty thank you for sharing at Share it One More Time

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  36. This is beautiful. You're so creative! This lazy susan is featured this week at Funtastic Friday. Please join us again this week.

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  37. Another fabulous creation Robin! Thanks for linking up at Mum-bo Monday

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