‘Tis the Season for Pumpkin Everything: Lazy Susan Project!

Happy, Thursday!

I had an email from the heating and air guys this morning that said, “The season of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, beautiful fall leaves”, and sweater weather is upon us, but don’t forget to schedule your AC Maintenance before then!” I mean, if they’re getting a headstart on fall, so can I. You won’t see me putting up the pumpkin decor, fall wreaths, or putting away my pink pillows just yet. But, I can surely get started on creating my Fall decor for when the time comes. Fall will officially be here in 30 days, so I have a month to start creating. My goal is to do more DIY things this fall to make my decor more special.

When Kyle’s mom was visiting, I signed us up for a lazy susan workshop at Andersruff. When I saw the Pumpkin Spice lazy susan option, I knew I had to pick it! It’ll be such a fun piece to put on my table next month. I had a lot of you message me on Instagram about having an Andersruff workshop near you! If you can, definitely sing up for a class. My friend, Meighan, took me for my birthday this year, and I fell in love! I knew I had to take my mom and Kyle’s mom to one of the workshops while she was visiting. It’s such a fun and unique experience, and we had a blast!

It’s a three-hour class, so we stopped at Sunflour Baking Co. to pick up some energy bars and coffee to take with us. Attending one of these workshops would be great for a bachelorette party, date night, or girls night. They even have kids classes and birthday party workshops. 
The shop is absolutely adorable! There is so much decor inspiration hanging around. My mom and I signed up for a class to make something for Christmas this year. I want to plan some things to put me in the Christmas spirit this year like going to a show, doing more DIY ornaments, parades, driving around with hot cocoa looking at holiday lights, and I could go on forever.

I was a bit sad last year because my parents went to Iowa for Christmas, and it was the first time in 26 years spending the holidays without them. Luckily, they’re coming this year, and so is my brother! I’m really looking forward to Christmas because I’ll spend it with my whole family. I think the last time my brother and I spent a Christmas together was five years ago. The Christmas spirit is going to be in full force when December hits. I’m starting to get ahead of myself, back to Fall!

The cool part about Sunday’s class was that we had the whole place to ourselves. Sofia was our instructor and she was absolutely awesome!
When you sign up for a class, you get to choose a design ahead of time so they can get the stencil cut on their machine. 
The first step was attaching the rotating piece on the bottom of the lazy susan. Why are drill guns so fun?

After assembling the bottom piece, I sanded the lazy susan, added some distressed marks, and then painted it. I chose antique white paint with walnut stained details. I wanted the wood to have a nice farmhouse feel. The last time I went, I loved the look of the wood so much that I bought wood at Home Depot and made cool backdrops for my food pics with the same style. 
Next, you place tape over the stencil, flip it over and rub hard so it sticks. Peeling the sticker from the paper is the hardest part because there are so many tiny pieces you don’t want to lose!
The stencil is a sticker, so I placed it in the center of my board. Before I painted the letters and pumpkin, I added a light coat of primer to keep the paint from chipping off.
Choosing colors is hard. I thought about doing a lavender pumpkin at first but then decided to stick with the traditional orange pumpkin. 
I lightly brushed the orange onto the pumpkin because I wanted the texture to match the style of the board. I was nervous about how it would look, but I think it was a good choice. To add paint to the lettering, you lightly dab. If you brush or add too much paint, it can bleed under the stencil.
After the first layer of stencil dried, I added the next stencil for the font on the pumpkin!
I loved how mine turned out! I’m excited to put it on the table this fall. I thought it would be a cute little prop for some fall recipes for the blog. 
Their lazy susans turned out gorgeous!

I hope you feel inspired to sign up for a fun workshop like this near your town! 💜

Questions for you!

  1. Do you like to DIY during the holidays?
  2. Have you ever attended a workshop like this?

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