Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A simple Project

For quite some time we have been wanting to get a "Lazy Susan." So finally a trip to Ikea and we brought one home... one problem though. The only one we saw was a white wood which not only does not match our dining room ~ it sticks out like a sore thumb.
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So what's a crafty gal like me do ~ I made a cover for it!
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Ah, that's much better ~ fits right in doncha think?
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BTW ~ I tried looking up where the name Lazy Susan came from and really wasn't able to come up with anything definitive. I did find out that it's invention is attributed to Thomas Jefferson and that it dates back to the 1700's.  It was originally called a dumb waiter ~ before the contraptions we now know as dumb waiters.  By the way "dumb" as in silent not stupid.  Where the name Susan came from remains a mystery.  One theory is that female servants were known as Susan but there is no proof of that. Weird, right?


8 comments:

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

It's perfect! I've got one of those, or two, around here somewhere. Thanks for a great idea!

Nancy said...

Great idea... and you can change it for the seasons as needed. But it looks great in your coordinated setting. Love the quilt on the wall and the placemats. There's no stopping you!

jillytacy said...

A cover is a great idea! Your table looks so inviting! Mine is dinged up and covered with paint and marker splotches from crafty moments with the little one.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I have that fabric, too! Nice choice.
Ann

Mom said...

Love the susan cover! Very clever, and like Nancy said, you could change it with the seasons.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

That's really cute and I love the colors with your table stuff!!

Alicia said...

love the placemats and wall hanging group!

Mary Ann said...

Fab idea I may need to steal. But I will give you all the credit.