I was cruising down the road, listening to the oldies station when Barbara Mandrell came on singing “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool.”
If I had a personal theme song, that would be it.
I was tearing pages of my favorite homes and rooms out of Country Living magazine back in high school, long before Fixer Upper farmhouse style became the “thing.”
Everybody and their mother seems to be jumping on the farmhouse wagon these days, whether they’ve ever stepped foot in a farmhouse or not.
I think it’s wonderful that so many people are discovering the simple, fresh appeal that makes farmhouse style so timeless.
Speaking of fixer uppers, I picked up this large Lazy Susan at a thrift store last week.
Normally, I only pay a buck or two for these, but this one is oak and spins great, so I didn’t mind paying $6 for it.
It was in great shape with just a few minor scratches, so in my cart it went.
Usually, I paint them white and stencil on them, like this one. But I hated to hide the pretty wood grain, so I decided a simple, stenciled design was all it needed to give it more personality.
I chose the Feed Sack stencil, but decided to use just the top and bottom lines of the stencil.
I left blank space in the center where things could be set on it without covering any text.
This was a much quicker fixer upper project that most I’ve done!
Five minutes and some daisies in a pitcher later …
Here’s another large Lazy Susan that I gave a makeover last year.
I didn’t stencil on this one. I painted it white, then transferred the graphics from an antique milk cap and hand painted the image.
It was more work than stenciling a design, so I wouldn’t do it often. But I loved how it turned out and was glad I did it.
I shared the full tutorial for it at “My Repurposed Life” here.
I picked up a few more things at the thrift store and I’ll be sharing them soon.
If you enjoyed this quick makeover, you might also like this project using the same stencil.
Click on the images below to see more farmhouse stencil projects.
Vaya con Dios,