Lazy susan project

I found a lazy susan for $10 in my search for props for the cookbook & came across this ordinary but nice lazy susan, all in it’s 1980’s wood glory. I wanted to paint it with black chalkboard paint, so I could use chalk to label various foods, like cheeses, chocolates, etc. when serving. So I set to work for this fun project. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I love craft projects! I really love the result too! If you love chalkboard paint as much as I do, check this out. 😃

You’ll need:

Lazy susan

Medium Grit sandpaper or my preferred choice : an electric sander*

Rag to wipe down

Gripper primer

Satin black paint

Black chalkboard paint

Paint stirrers & paint can opener

Good angular paintbrush

White chalk (for writing on it later)


1) *Sand down all parts of the lazy susan with electric sander & use the regular sheet of sandpaper to get in the crevices. Wipe off dust with clean rag.

2) Prime backside with 2 coats letting each coat dry for at least an hour. Flip over & paint 2 coats of primer on top side. Let dry for at least an hour.

3) Paint 2 coats on bottom side with 2, or 3 coats of satin black paint. Let dry in between each coat for at least an hour. Do the same with top side.

4) The next day, paint one or two coats of chalk board paint on top side only.

**Option: after a couple of hours & the chalkboard paint dries, you could paint with white paint a special word it saying on one corner. I chose to leave it blank.

5) Once dried, use chalk to write on it & serve on it.

Hope you have fun & enjoy this project! Happy Crafting! 😃

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Paul C says:

    Clever idea! Great way to label dishes at gatherings!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Gina says:

      Thank you, Paul !😃


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