Make a DIY Lazy Susan

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You guys, I have been working my tail end off on refinishing a table for the eat in area in our kitchen.  What started out as me having an overwhelming feeling of our old table being way too large for the space and stumbling across a Craigslist table that had such good bones I had to have it has resulted in about two months without a table for our family to eat at!  (You may remember that our formal dining room is actually my office.)  Now that the table is thisclose to being finished, I needed a big lazy susan to set on top.  Only problem was that it needed to be relatively large and on a budget.  Here’s how I made my own:

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My “inspiration,” if you will, was this stunner at Pottery Barn.  After spending way more on the table than I had originally planned, I just didn’t have it in me to drop $200 on an accessory that I will probably tire of well before we are done with the table.  So what’s a girl to do?  Head to TJMaxx, of course!  That’s where I found this gorgeous tray for only $30.

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I immediately fell in love with the inlaid wood and knew that it would be perfect for the table.  Just one problem; it wasn’t a lazy susan.  Eh, no biggie…I’ll DIY it!

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I ran right over to Lowes and picked up this hardware for $10.  It was located on the door knob aisle of all places???  (I found it cheaper on Amazon here.)

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Because my tray is pretty thin, I needed teeny tiny screws to hold the hardware to it.  That didn’t sound great to me (and I may or may not have had teeny tiny screws…) so I chose to grab my trusty JB Weld Kwik.  I am obsessed with this stuff and use it all over my house for a variety of things.  It’s the best!

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I mixed the JB Weld, spread a small amount on the lazy susan hardware, flipped it upside down and set it on the underside of my tray.

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I grabbed a couple of large, heavy items to set on top of it and allowed the glue to set (it only takes 15 minutes).

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And now I’ve got a beautiful lazy susan that works wonderfully and didn’t take a chunk out of my bank account.  My total cost for the project was $40 and it took me less than 10 minutes to make.  Can’t beat that.

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Here’s a tiny sneak peek of my table as well.  I’ll be sharing it as soon as I can!

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Oh, and check out those coasters…they are maybe the coolest thing I’ve made in awhile and I’ll be sharing all the details with you in my next post.

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Comments

  1. I am impressed with the idea of how a blank table just turned out to be a fabulous space to dine. Im now planning to have one on our table.. Thank you for that wonderful idea

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