I’ve sort of made a bargain with myself that any storage or organizational units I bring into my craft room fit two criteria: 1) they must be inexpensive and/or upcycled, and 2) they have been turned into craft projects themselves. On a practical front, this means that I don’t spend much money on fancy, pretty prefab furniture and storage bins. On a purely fun note, it means that almost everything in my craft room is colorful as all get out.
I’ve had a hand-me-down raw wood lazy susan on my craft room desk for years, and just now got to Mad in Craft-ing it up. I love my craft room decorating projects because I tend to take more risks on projects that will be confined to my work space. These projects can be as garish and crazy as I feel like because I’m the only person who has to look at them.
I tossed around the idea of turning the lazy susan into a color wheel, but would have required more math and precise painting than I was willing to deal with. Instead I alter the idea of spin art by putting the paint right onto the wheel! Basically I just held my paintbrush in one spot and spun the lazy susan to create painterly circles.
I added more colors in varying width stripes as I moved to the center of the wheel.
You can get a better sense of how the project worked by watching this SUPER short video.
When I was finished I had a colorful, and kind of trippy, lazy susan that fits much better in my colorful work space.
If you don’t already own a lazy susan, I recommend keeping an eye out for them at yard sales and thrift stores. I love using mine when I am working on a project. It’s so much easier to put all my supplies on the lazy susan and spin it to get what I need, than to have my stuff spread out all over my work surface.
If you would like to see some of the other colorful projects in my craft room, check out the links below.