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.
So what's a crafty gal like me do ~ I made a cover for it!
Ah, that's much better ~ fits right in doncha think?
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?