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IKEA Hack: Giant DIY Lazy Susan

IKEA Hack: Giant DIY Lazy Susan
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I've been thinking about ways to up my entertaining game... so when I walked by the Snudda at IKEA I had an idea. Why not turn the humble wooden lazy susan into a glorified, beautiful serving piece with more space for snacks and a way to label them too? Well, I turned this idea into a reality. Click through to check out the full tutorial!   

 

IKEA Hack: Giant DIY Lazy Susan
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

The large scale lazy susan is big enough for quite a few different items, and has a chalk board finish around the edges so that you can label your dishes... which is especially handy when catering to those with dietary restrictions. And here's the best part - it's surprisingly easy to make! So let's get started. 

IKEA Hack: Giant DIY Lazy Susan
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Here's what you'll need for your giant lazy susan:

 

IKEA Hack: Giant DIY Lazy Susan
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Begin by staining your pine round. I bought mine at Home Depot... click the link in the materials list if you'd like to see it online. Stain it according to the instructions on the can - I did two coats. Be sure to do this whole project in a well-ventilated area.

IKEA Hack: Giant DIY Lazy Susan
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Once it is completely dry, create a 1/2 inch wide triangle shape on your pine round using painter's tape. Use scissors to create crisp corners. Press down firmly on the edges of the tape so no gold leaf leaks underneath in the next step.

IKEA Hack: Giant DIY Lazy Susan
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Use a narrow paint brush to apply the Liquid Leaf paint inside the painter's tape. 

IKEA Hack: Giant DIY Lazy Susan
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Once the Liquid Leaf is dry, paint two coats of chalkboard coating in the space outside the triangle, according to the instructions on the bottle.

IKEA Hack: Giant DIY Lazy Susan
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Let it dry, and then condition the chalkboard areas with a piece of chalk laid on its side as shown above. Wipe with a paper towel.

IKEA Hack: Giant DIY Lazy Susan
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Flip the pine round over and glue the Snudda to the bottom. Make sure it is centered by measuring from the edge of the Snudda to the edge of the pine round.

IKEA Hack: Giant DIY Lazy Susan
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Let it dry, and then flip it over and add snacks! Not too hard, right?!

IKEA Hack: Giant DIY Lazy Susan
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Use chalk to label your food. Pro tip: use a pencil sharpener to create a pointy tip.

IKEA Hack: Giant DIY Lazy Susan
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

People will love that they can spin it around to reach whatever they want without having to interrupt the conversation to ask for something. 

IKEA Hack: Giant DIY Lazy Susan
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

It's really quite elegant, with a touch of playfulness thanks to the chalkboard sections.

IKEA Hack: Giant DIY Lazy Susan
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

It can be especially handy for labeling things like gluten free crackers or other items for those of us with dietary restrictions.

IKEA Hack: Giant DIY Lazy Susan
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

And you won't be able to stop spinning it around!

IKEA Hack: Giant DIY Lazy Susan
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