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Mandala Oak Lazy Susan

Have I told you how much I love mandalas? Yes I have :), You must remember my recent black lazy Susan,stenciling one on my deck, this sweet geometric coffee table, this cute round coffee table, this sweet lazy Susan and atop these saddle stools.

This solid oak hand crafted 18" across lazy Susan was another perfect canvas for my favorite mandala love.


The original finish had a few blemishes and uneven tone so after a light sanding an good scrub, a coat of Homestead House's ebony stain and oil finish was wiped on, excess wiped off and then left to dry overnight.

The gorgeous prosperity mandala stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils was up next.


Using Fusion Mineral Paint in limestone and a small stencil brush, the mandala was painted off center. When dry it was lightly sanded to smooth all edges and give a worn look.


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Painting and Finishing the French Provincial Desk in Farmhouse Style


Did you read the first steps in this beauties makeover? Lets continue with the painting and finishing of the base.


Front and back views of the base after the first coat of Fusion Mineral Paint in the color Champlain, I did the same colors on this dining table which was bought by the same great customer as this piece.

Champlain was also used on this roll top desk, this gorgeous dresser turned sideboard, a sweet jewelry box , rustic country tables and as the inside of this antique cabinet to share just a few pieces I have used it on.


Three coats went on over this dark finish lightly sponge sanding between coats and distressing of the edges.


To add dimension and age, I used Fusion's espresso wax. (L) It goes so well with the natural top and warm white base. (R) The entire base; back, front and inside were all dark waxed.


The original hardware was updated with pulls in antique iron from D Lawless Hardware. They gave the perfect modern farmhouse feel to this makeover.



The next issue this desk presented was tilted drawers!


It seems the runners were affixed much lower then level which made them not close flush. See the original position outlined in over spray of the original finish? I moved them up at least 1/2" higher.


And now they close perfectly. And that is a wrap for this lovely desk.








Isn't that grain gorgeous?


the back is going to be the front in its new home


close up of the dark wax









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