Pottery Barn Inspired, Barrel Top Lazy Susan DIY

6 Materials
$24
5 Hours
Medium

While looking up Lazy Susans, I came across a really cool Pottery Barn Lazy Susan made from an old wine barrel top. It was beautiful, it was rustic, it was $199.

Seeing that $199 price tag, now I had to have one.
pottery barn inspired barrel top lazy susan diy
I didn't actually want to buy one, I just wanted one.

If I were to make my own, I didn’t happen to have a wine barrel but I did have a barrel hoop.  A barrel hoop is almost as good as a barrel.

I didn’t have any barrel slats either but I did have pallet wood.  Pallet wood is almost as good as barrel staves.
pottery barn inspired barrel top lazy susan diy
For the base, I’m pairing my barrel hoop with this pine table round from Home Depot. It was so close to being the perfect size.
pottery barn inspired barrel top lazy susan diy
Also needed for this project a 6-Inch Square Lazy Susan Turntable, and a wood piece for the bottom (another thrift store find).

If you don't want yours to spin, you can skip these two supplies.
pottery barn inspired barrel top lazy susan diy
The table round was really close to being the same size as the barrel hoop but I did have to chop a little off.

pottery barn inspired barrel top lazy susan diy
I had found the barrel hoop at a yard sale last year.  It was covered in rust but after a little sanding and a coat of polyurethane , it was perfect.
pottery barn inspired barrel top lazy susan diy
I stained the table round with dark walnut.
pottery barn inspired barrel top lazy susan diy
Pallet wood is going to stand in for the barrel staves. Each pallet wood piece was cut to 3 1/2  inches, sanded then glued in place with  GOOP Adhesive. Clamp and let dry. I could only work on 6 staves at a time, the number of clamps that I had.
pottery barn inspired barrel top lazy susan diy
Created, transferred and painted a logo on my new barrel top.

Make sure you stop by the website for more step by step on the transfer. If you can paint-by-number you can make a logo.
pottery barn inspired barrel top lazy susan diy
From the back I attached the table round to the pallet wood with 2 1/2 inch finishing nails and a nail gun.
pottery barn inspired barrel top lazy susan diy
The Lazy Susan spinner was screwed on to the wood tray and to the bottom of my wine barrel.
pottery barn inspired barrel top lazy susan diy
The top and pallet wood sides were finished with vintage wax.  While the wax was still wet, I added a little black paint into the corners and blended with  the middle.

The full step by step and more pictures are on my website. You'll also find all my other flea market transformations and dozens more upcycled projects. Hope you get a chance to stop by.

Suggested materials:

  • Wood table round ($10)  (Home Depot)
  • Lacy Susan turntable ($5)  (Home Depot)
  • Wood base ($1)  (Thrift Store)
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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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1 question
  • Mary Ellen Rech
    on Oct 13, 2017

    How did come up with the logo? How did you paint it on? Did you use a stencil?

    • Sue Weiss
      on Oct 13, 2017

      click the link above and go to her website for all the details. Home talkers are limited on the amount of photos they can post in their articles. Most add links so you can go directly to their sites for all the step by step details. : )

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  • Kat Robinson Davis
    on Oct 15, 2017

    We did this a few months ago with a Jack Daniel's Barrel lid excellenting idea and added a pop of personality to the room!

  • Sabina
    on Oct 16, 2017

    Great project, thanks for sharing!

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