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DIY Lazy Susan for Outdoor Entertaining

By: Giggles Galore
June 20, 2016

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DIY Lazy Susan for Outdoor Entertaining
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One of my favorite things about summer is being able to entertain friends and family. Whether it is a casual backyard BBQ or a stylish dinner party, outdoor summer entertaining is the perfect way to enjoy all that summer has to offer. My motto for entertaining is it should be simple, stress-free and fun for everyone, including the hostess. To help you plan the ultimate stress-free summer party I'm going to show you how to create your own DIY lazy Susan for outdoor entertaining.

Besides the amazingly vibrant colors, one of the things I love so much about the new Outdoor Living Paint is how durable and easy to use it is. There is no need to use a primer or sand before using this product and no sealer is required on finished products. It has a nice eggshell finish and provides excellent resistance to water, scuffs, and fading. It's ideal for wood, metal, concrete, masonry, terra cotta, most plastics, and more. 

Not only is this colorful project simple, it will cost you less than $20. Here is what you will need to create your own DIY lazy Susan:

Items needed:

  • Americana Decor Outdoor Living Paint 8oz - Harvest
  • Americana Decor Outdoor Living Paint 8oz - Sunset
  • Americana Decor Outdoor Living Paint 8oz - Turquoise Sky
  • Americana Decor Outdoor Living Paint 8oz - Garden Party
  • Americana Decor Outdoor Living Paint 8oz - Adirondack
  • Unfinished Round Wooden Piece of Pine (purchased at Lowe's)
  • 6 in. Square Lazy Susan Turntable (purchased at Lowe's)
  • Screwdriver or Drill
  • 5/8 in. Screws
  • 4 in. Terra Cotta Clay Pots

Instructions:

Instruction #1 - DIY Lazy Susan Supplies17
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To get started you will need to paint your wooden tray, I used Adirondack because it was my favorite color and matched some of my outdoor plates.

While the paint is drying on the wood tray, paint your terra cotta pots with the other Outdoor Living colors. Terra cotta seems to soak up the paint so I ended up doing three coats on my pots to give them a nice vibrant finish.

Instruction #3 - Decoart Outdoor Living Paint
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Once the paint has dried on your wooden tray, flip it over and center the lazy Susan turntable. Screw in your screws with a screwdriver or a drill. My drill wasn't charged and I was too impatient to wait so I used the screwdriver for this project and it was super simple.

Instruction #4 - DIY Lazy Susan Hardware68
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Now it's time to fill your colorful pots with everything you'll need to get keep the party running smoothly. I don't like to have to keep running back inside for essentials like cups, napkins and utensils, so I filled my pots with these colorful staples.

Instruction #5 - Colorful Terra Cotta Pots for Outdoor Entertaining
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Place the DIY Lazy Susan in the middle of the table with a pitcher of ice cold water and let guest help themselves to the things they need. 

Instruction #6 - DIY Lazy Susan for Outdoor Entertaining27
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Instruction #7 - Colorful Pots for Outdoor Entertaining
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I love that this colorful tray not only serves a purpose, but it also brightens up the party with a fun pop of color. It's a centerpiece with a purpose. Add flowers and your table is all set to entertain and delight guest.  

Instruction #8 - Outdoor Entertaining with DIY Lazy Susan
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I loved entertaining before, but now I want to sit outside on the patio every single night spinning my bright and bold DIY Lazy Susan around and around. I just love how this project turned out and I would love to hear what you think, is this something you would make and use for your summer parties?

Instruction #9 - Patio Table with DIY Lazy Susan
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Be sure to visit Giggles Galore  for more projects and to learn more about Mariah.

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