Monday, September 26, 2011

What I'm Loving Right Now!

Ever since I did a post on complimentary colors, like blue and orange, I have been obsessing over orange! That same week, I got a custom order for a weathered orange lazy susan. I was so excited!
Do you remember the white one that I refurbished? (pictured below)

Click here to go to the before and after tutorial

 I really liked how the French nailhead trim added some bling to the otherwise indiscriminate lazy susan. I liked it so much that I decided to make more and sell them on my Etsy shop- I.Design Marketplace

The white lazy susan is 18" in diameter. This one is only 15". My customer wants to use this smaller version on her desk to corral a candy dish and some of her desk supplies. 

I started by painting the wood burnt sienna and then layered two shades of orange paint on top of that. It was fun to scratch, gouge and sand some of the orange paint off in order to reveal the darker color underneath. Once I got it where I liked it, I rubbed a dark walnut stain over the entire piece and finished with  two coats of sealer. Of course the finishing touch is the nailhead trim.

I staged it with some of my own desk accessories just to see what it could look like.

The weathered orange finish and the brass nailheads are just a perfect combo! I'm reluctant to let it go :)
Have you been obsessing over any colors lately?

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  1. This is such a great piece!!! I love it. Mmmm...I've really been into navy lately - I think it's so chic and classic and can really go a lot of ways. But of course with fall, I love the yellows, oranges, mauves, etc!!

  2. I guess I'm not the only one feeling spicy. I love that shade of orange.

  3. Hi Michelle, it must be because of Fall because I too am obsessing with orange. I desperately want an orange throw!

    That lazy susan is a total knock-out.

  4. I like your burnt orange lazy susan! Very pretty, the nail head details are gorgeous!

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  5. Love orange too, a real bright one for summer and a more burnt version for fall, its a very rich and elegant color.

  6. Wow! You have a great blog! I'm really enjoying reading it.

    I want to thank you for your words about my interview on Tina's blog. So nice of you!

    Have a fantastic Tuesday!


    Luciane at

  7. I love this lazy susan and never thought to have one on my desk, but that would be really handy.

  8. Wow! That orange lazy susan is fab! Thanks for stopping by our Mood Board Monday party, you definitely gotta play next time, girl:)

  9. That is gorgeous and the perfect colour for fall. It's by far the nicest lazy susan I've ever seen!!

  10. They are the orange!!

  11. The nailhead trim really takes it to the next level. Congrats on your custom sale!

  12. I am into orange a bit myself. Maybe because it is Fall:) Love the trim.

  13. OH MY GOSH, the nailhead trim just MAKES this Lazy Susan!! Gorgeous colour...gorgeous up-do!! LOVE!!

  14. i had no idea a lazy susan could be so glamorous!

  15. I have always been crazy over orange it seems like such a happy color. We’re painting our front door an autumn orange to make things pop. I would have never guessed a lazy Susan being orange, talk about modern, love it!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  16. What a great idea! I'd love it if you linked this up to my party at
    I'm a new follower.

  17. Nothing lazy here...totally glamorous. I'm liking what I see.....following you!

  18. I love the orange, it adds so much glamor to it!