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Tutorial: Two Lazy Susans for My Craft Supplies


I'm so excited to share my new creations!

Please bear with me as I try to work on my photo editing techniques 

I started out with two double decker lazy susans that I picked up at the thrift store eons ago for .50 each.  Today they finally found a purpose.  



I'm always getting up and down out of my chair to get craft and sewing supplies.  Oh bother!  I started thinking about how great it would be to have a double decker lazy susan for my craft supplies.  Now these just wouldn't do. This dingy yellow is NOT inspiring. Yucky! 


I went shopping around my house and found the perfect supplies to make new lazy susans.  
For the first one, I used a candle stick and two platters. 

I took the lazy susan apart and just used the bottom twirly section.  I gave the sides a nice coat of heirloom white. There was no need to paint the top or bottom since it wouldn't be exposed.


Then I used this stuff to glue it all together. I wanted it to be permanent and knew that E-6000 would do the job.  No craft supplies crashin over on me. 


I put a generous line of it on all the parts that would be touching and started piecing it together. 

 
Here's the first one completed.


I haven't decided what's going to go where yet, but I know all the glasses will fill up quickly.  
I knew I would use the second lazy susan for my sewing supplies so I wanted to incorporate some sewing elements.  How about some antique spools of thread??  My mom mailed me oooodles of these... how perfect for this project!!  Moms ROCK!!!  I peeled off the paper on the ends, sanded them and then glued them together using E-6000.


Don't cha wish they still cost this much???

Here's the second one completed.The glue is so tough that I can pick the whole thing up by the pillar of thread on top.


Here's a better look. 

I LOVE all of the pretty colors!!! And better yet, the spools of thread belonged to my mom and grandma AND... it spins!!!  How fun is that??



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37 comments:

Missy Luukkonen said...

very cool!! Love them both, what grea ideas! Consider me inspired! and on the look out for cheap lazy susans!

Missy

Disney said...

This is gorgeous Nori! I featured it on my sidebar today!

Firenze said...

WOW - what a completely absorbing blog! Came to you via Ruffles And Stuff - and between the two of you I haven't left my computer in at least an hour! Love the lazy susan idea - now to find me some "turntables"!
Hi from Cape Town!
Helen
Firenze Cards

lorena said...

I LOVE this, thanks for the idea! :)

Brenda said...

Very cool! These could be used all over the house for organizing.

Kim said...

@Cheap Chic Home. The lazy susan idea is great. I love the pretty white one. Thanks for the idea.

Proper Prim said...

Nori you just amaze me... I love those... I just bought a lazy susan I may just try to make one of those... Love the new look.

Hugs Deb

Midday Escapades said...

You are so creative Nori! BTW - I absolutely adore the Starbucks cozy I won in your giveaway. Oh and I've already used up the $10 gift card. Thank you again for that great giveaway!!!

Its So Very Cheri said...

I have been on the lookout for some specific items for a 3 tierd piece. Very creative girl.
Cheri

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

Great idea! I have to get this glue...apparently it's the best.

Cindy said...

Oh wow...I have an ugly lazy susan just like this that I was planning to use in my crafty space too...but now I will copy your idea to add some sassy good looks to them! Hey this project would be great for the party I'm hosting "made it with what I had"...feel free to join, we'd love to have you :O)

Gina Sisco said...

Fab idea, they turned out great!

Maureen said...

These are crazy good!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Fantastic! LOVE this idea! The first one is ritzy gorgeous even, but the 2nd one, the memories you have attached make it a total winner.

Thanks for linking up!

Funky Junk Donna

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

These are wonderful!!! Sooo pretty and super handy! I definitely want to make one of these.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I am in awe! This was such a creative idea.
Susan

Beeutiful by Design said...

Wow how adorable! I love both ideas. You are so clever. Have a great week. Jennifer

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

What a great idea! I love pretty/ functional things :).

Mandy said...

Love it! It's adorable - the spools add so much character! Great job!

Elisa said...

Wow. That is really cool and a great idea!

icandy... said...

You did such a great job on the makeover of the lazy susan's! They look fantastic!
Christina :)

Cindy at Junkie Gems said...

I really like this idea. I have been finding candy dishes that are tiered and love them with my supplies in them. I really like the fact that this swivels. I may have to add a turny thingy to one of mine. Thanks for the creative idea

{ L } said...

This is too cool! I would have never thought of this. Wow. Very lovely.

pk said...

I really like this idea for organizing! Good job!

pk @ Room Remix

Marianne@Songbird said...

An etagère and a lazy susan all in one (or two). I love it. I got to get me a lazy susan, to bad there is no way I'll find one of these in our thriftstores.

jenjen said...

Adorable! What a cute idea. I love it. I need to make some of those for my craft room!

XOOX
Jen

Room to Inspire said...

Very creative...I will be keeping an eye out for lazy susans - I love this idea for the kitchen, or kids art supplies...

Chelsea

Susan said...

You did a really nice job, love it.

Kelly said...

I always love finding inspiring posts. I also will be on the lookout for some lazy susans! :-)

seemommysew said...

Cute!....I'm hosting a tutorial contest this month and you should enter if you're in the USA...there are some lovely prizes. :)

Cottage on the Hill said...

Very cute...I really like the one with the candle stick. I made a craft supply lazy susan not to long ago out of chipboard packing tubes and a platic lazy susan...comes in handy when your crafting away!..Think I might try using your idea too. Thanks!

Jen @ jentility.com said...

Wow! Your ideas blow me away! I'm putting you on my RSS feed, woman!

I love the lazy susan. If I can find an old one at the thrift store I know just what I'm going to do with it! Thank you for the tutorial.

Lara Harris said...

OOH!This would be a GREAT idea for my paints!!Thanks for sharing!!:)

Erin said...

great idea! i wish i could find some lazy susans! my parents had them when I was growing up but i have never seen them during my thrifting trips. great find!

Valerie said...

I love your take in the lazy susan idea! So glad you like the E6000... it is like steel, huh! :)

Lindsey said...

I love the first one - so pretty! We have tons of those things around - I need to claim one and make it pretty!

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