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. Hence this colorfully painted Lazy Susan project was born!
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.