DIY Gorgeous Personalized Lazy Susan Inspired By IKEA

I like this idea of a personalized lazy Susan that’s DIY.  Items that can be monogrammed or personalized make for great gifts.  The instructions use a sander but sandpaper will do the job.  Instead of printing your own stencil pick one up at any craft store.  Thanks to Where the Smiles Have Been for the idea.

This past Memorial Day weekend, my husband and I made our very first trip to IKEA, and it was truly amazing!  We snagged a few items and I’ve slowly been jazzing them up.  The first hack project that I undertook was customizing a set of their cork trivets with a wood burner.  It was so easy and I LOVE the way they turned out!

I finally got around to beautifying another one of our finds: a plain Lazy Susan that I personalized with some stain and paint, and here I’m sharing all the deets on just how easy this DIY project was.

Oh, it’s also Silhouette Challenge time again…woot woot!  This month’s theme is Home Decor with a bonus challenge of Wood….nailed it! 🙂  Keep reading to see all 19 projects that are being shared today by me and my fellow Silhouette Challengers!

Personalized Lazy Susan IKEA Hack!



The Original IKEA SNUDDA Lazy Susan: aka Miss Susie

So here’s Miss Susie in her original condition.  She was a lovely light wood and totally functional, but rather boring….sorry girl, just keepin’ it real.

Our Personalized Design

I am a HUGE-GINORMOUS-MEGA-FAN-GIRL-ON-STEROIDS lover of personalized stuff.  I just can’t help myself when it comes to slapping our names, monograms, birthdays, anniversaries, or other special factoids about our little family on just about anything….clothing, bags, keepsakes, ornaments, and especially home decor.  That’s what makes OUR house OUR home, ya know?  {You can check out my Project Gallery for lots of proof!}

My husband, on the other hand, does not share my personalization obsession.  Let’s just say he….tolerates it.

When we first bought Miss Susie, we were talking about ways to beautify her, and Matt had his heart set on us (and by us, I mean me) transforming her into a bourbon barrel head (he is a bourbon connoisseur, which is why I made him a set of custom glasses for his libation of choice).

While I think that would indeed be very cool, I don’t really want an ode to liquor adorning our dining room table 24/7/365.  I mean it’s not bourbon’s table….it’s our table.  So Momma here won out (of course) and I threw together a simple design featuring our last name and wedding year that I would paint on Miss Susie after she got her staining.

But don’t you start feeling bad for poor Matty!  No, I compromised with the staining….more on this in a bit.



Images from Where the Smiles Have Been.

For the full instructions visit Where the Smiles Have Been.

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