Saturday, May 8, 2010

Please pass me the salt...

errrr...I mean, please spin me the salt!

I found this Lazy Susan at Big Lots and immediately thought of a clock
and that's what it was going to be,
besides being a Lazy Susan!

I painted it with black craft paint

then with my Cricut - I cut out the Roman Numerals
on Contact Paper...placed them all in order

If you look closely you'll see I made some mistakes first attempts
with my markings on where to place the numerals!

Now, I forgot to take pictures - I'll explain...
I then painted it with white craft paint,
then painted a second coat of (off white) craft paint.
Let it dry.
Removed the Contact Paper numerals...
and sanded, sanded sanded...

the two colors of white show through and it has
a more aged look

 Up close look at my sanding job!

now we spin the salt or pepper ~
please spin me the salt at 7:00!


  1. I Love that Idea!! I have a susan that I just put in the yard sale pile, going to pull it out!!

  2. that looks really good. my daughter wants a vintage themed wedding and i can se that technique to make her a clock face for her decs. ta :).

  3. How very inspiring! It looks great and I love the colors/theme. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thanks for visiting! Very clever and fun you, I just adore finds from Big Lots. Thanks.

  5. Hi...thank you for stopping by! I love this lazy susan! My goodness you are so clever ~ looking forward to catching up on your blog!

  6. That is really beautiful! What a clever idea.

  7. This is fabulous! I love the clock idea...and your finishing techniques look wonderful! Would love to have you stop by the Sunday Showcase Party if you get a chance! I've ben saying I need a lazy susan for my outdoor table for the past few may have given me the inspiration I need to actually go buy one! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Stephanie Lynn

  8. So cute! Visiting you back from Punkin Seed Productions! Come plant your creative seeds at my blog party on Fridays: Plant a Punkin Seed at Punkin Seed Productions.

    Hope to see you there!


  9. I have a lazy susan that I use when serving tacos, etc., but mine doesn't have the personality that yours does. You did a great job and it really is a clever idea. Joni

  10. Cute project! Thanks for contributing to Modern Craftswoman Monday. Hope to see you next week, too! Rory

  11. Hi! I just found your blog today and I love all of your projects. I am your newest follower. I love this Lazy Susan! I found one at Good Will a long time ago that I have been saving not sure what I wanted to do with it. Now I know! I painted a clock on an old piece of wood a while I am going to do the same on my Lazy Susan. Great idea! Thanks!