Jody is showing us how to make an Upcycled Lazy Susan Chalkboard:
I like to hit my local thrift store weekly, scouting out great pieces that are in need of a little TLC. Not only are you reducing the amount of items that could end up in a landfill and saving tons of money, but often upcycled pieces can be much nicer than a store bought similar item. They are also like a blank slate waiting to be customized to match your décor.
This simple lazy Susan was redone as a chalkboard with a chalk holder and is a big hit with the kids- they love spinning it around to get a fresh drawing space. It can be used to jot down notes while you are on the phone, free drawing, working out math problems, and playing games-tic tac toe or hangman anyone? A small jar, hot glue, a little chalkboard paint. 20 minutes and you will have a great piece for your table, school or homework desk.
How to Make an Upcycled Lazy Susan Chalkboard
- wooden lazy Susan
- chalkboard spray paint
- small jelly jar
- glue gun/sticks
- painters tape
Lightly sand wood to scuff finish, this will help paint adhere better to wood.
Wipe with a damp cloth, allow to dry.
Tape off outside edge all the way around with painters tape.
Spray a light tack coat of chalkboard spray pain on the top of your board, dry for 2 minutes.
Spray 2-3 more coats until there is an even thick coating on your surface. Allow to dry overnight
To prepare your chalkboard for writing-scribble all over board with chalk, covering it completely. Erase and clean with a damp cloth if necessary, your board is now ready to use. Quickly outline the bottom of jar with hot glue and affix into the center, cool to harden glue. Add chalk and it’s ready.