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.
If you would like to see some of the other colorful projects in my craft room, check out the links below.
PROJECT RUNWAY INSPIRED PEGBOARD
RIBBON BINS FROM THE DOLLAR STORE
Jennifer Benavidez says
The lazy Susan is quite colorful and definitely will brighten up any space. However the thing that caught my eye was your tape dispenser! I noticed that it was shaped like a dachshund! I am a collector of everything dachshund and would love to know where you picked up this cutie. If you ever need a home for her, just let me know; I can certainly (and more than willingly) help you out!
I love your craft ideas!
I love that tape dispenser too! My mom found it for me at Target a few years ago. I don’t think they carry them anymore, but you might be able to find someone selling one online. Thanks for the kind comment!