DIY Under Cabinet Lazy Susan {Rotating Organizer Stand}


Like many, I find the storage space I do have quickly fills up; no matter how much I seem to have, I always seem to never have enough. In an effort to maximize the storage space underneath my little guys bath vanity, I put together this simple lazy susan using just a couple purchased supplies and few items around the house. I love the fact that the double tier fills the open space in the tall base cabinets which is usually left unused. The finished project actually turned out cuter than expected and can be used for a multitude of purposes {such as a rotating dessert tray or condiment stand} I almost feel bad putting it underneath the sink.


Due to the fact that the stand was going to be placed inside a cabinet, I wanted it to easily rotate so the items in the back could be within a spin away. Rockler carries a great Round Lazy Susan Mechanism that fit bill the perfectly. A set of Jewelry Box Feet {also from Rockler} were added to the bottom of the lazy susan for a little design and flare.


The feet were attached with Gorilla Glue Epoxy. If you have never used the epoxy before, it will quickly become your new bff once you experience the power of this stuff. It comes in a two part reusable syringe; you simply squirt out the amount that you need, mix with the included wooden stick, and apply. You have 5 minutes to work with before the glue sets so there is plenty of time to assure perfect placement. It bonds virtually any two materials together making it one of my crafting necessities.


For the actual stand I used two inexpensive wooden platters {purchased from the dollar store} and a metal candle stick. Each piece received a good coat of gloss red spray paint. Once feet were completely dry on the lazy susan, it received a fun coat of red as well.


I assembled the stand in stages assuring the glue on each layer was completely set before moving on. I began with attaching the first platter to the lazy susan using more Gorilla Epoxy.


Since the top and bottom of the candlestick was a little concave I used Original Gorilla Glue to adhere this piece to the platters. This formula expands as it dries, making it the perfect for bonding dissimilar surfaces together.


A heavy weight placed on top the candlestick helped keep the glue from expanding out as it set. Once the glue was completely dry, the other end of the candlestick was attached to the other platter.


And there you have an easy made double tiered, rotating storage stand that can be used for virtually anything!


Since I planned on using this underneath my little guys bath vanity, I repurposed several pasta sauce jars as catchalls for all the smaller items. Each jar was cleaned well and the tops were spray painted with satin nickle spray paint.


The five jars fit perfectly on the lower level of the stand with some room to spare.


Even though the jewelry box feet are not necessary for the function of the lazy susan to work, I love the added detail and little lift they add to the stand.


Anything that helps keep me organized and gives me a specific place to put ‘stuff’ is a ‘good thing’.


Plus it’s a cute surprise to see when you open up the cabinet. {not to mention the rotating feature – no more routing around for items in the back}

Enjoy!

                  

Comments

  1. Oh my goodness, I LOVE THIS!!! Thanks so much for sharing the idea . . .and the links for the materials. I need to have one of these!

  2. What a fantastic idea, and this turned out so cute. You are right, too cute to hide in a cabinet. :)

  3. What a great idea!

  4. VERY CUTE! I need one of these babies. Thanks for the inspiration. I love it!

    Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

  5. WOW!!!!!

  6. so creative!!! thanks!!! i was going to buy 6 to 8 lazy susans for my pantry makeover. now I can customize them myself!!! thanks so much for sharing!!!

  7. I love it Stephanie! And how cute is it in red. I agree – it’s too cute to put under your sink LOL.

    xox
    Jen

  8. GREAT, idea, Stephanie! I love things that are pretty AND functional! :) Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  9. This is a great idea! Love it.

  10. How cute!! I need to do that with my spices! I have them on a lazy susan but if I add a second layer, I can stack more on top!!!

  11. What an adorable idea! I may have to add this to my list of to-do’s for my little guy’s bathroom! Thanks for sharing your great idea!

  12. That is awesome! I also love the idea of using the old spag. jars!

  13. LOVE this idea! Turned out Great!

  14. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing, I think I may need to try this one!

  15. Too much cuteness!! It fits perfectly too. :)

  16. Another genius idea from you. One of these days, I am going to get the guts to try this out ;o)

  17. Youre a flippin genious!!!!!!!!!!!!! Since we’re re-doing our bathroom right now I’ll totally be borrowing this idea:)
    Sarah
    HandbagsnPigtails.blogspot.com

  18. Genius!

  19. you are a genius!

  20. What a fabulous idea! I always have this problem in my own cabinets! Definitely going to be making this one! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Love this!!!
    What a functional and attractive way to add storage!!!
    =)

  22. What a GREAT idea! I actually think I have a lazy susan I can use already. I just have to find the other components! BRILLANT! Thanks so much for sharing!

  23. You are so awesome – what a fabulous idea! I can see several ways to use this – thank you for being so willing to share your wonderful gems!

  24. That totally rocks! I’m hosting we’re organized until Saturday and would love for you to join the party. Hope to see you there.

  25. This is absolutely wonderful -My goodness I am going to make one of these this week end -Even to use the pasta sauce jars and spray paint the tops -you are quite clever :-)

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  27. Adorable!! I love pretty organization. This is almost too pretty. ;)

  28. What a great job!!!! I love Lazy Susan’s….they make your life so much easier than digging for things. Thanks for the visit and nice comments.

    Cindy
    xo

  29. Like everyone else… great job!! Although no matter how long I stare at the picture I can’t for the life of me figure out what the pink things in the jar are!?!?

  30. Love this idea. You did a great DIY for us to be able to follow. Thanks.

  31. Too darn cute! You make past jars look like a million bucks! :) Everything is so cleverly put together!

    Amy

  32. This is great, Stephanie Lynn. I need two of them! Nothing makes me happier than organization.
    Beautiful photo of your little guy, too.

    Hugs,
    Jami

  33. Great idea and fabulous pictures. Thanks for the tutorial!

  34. Loooooooove this idea! (in my best Oprah voice) — going to have to run right out and make one. Look at you smarty, I never think of awesome stuff like this!

  35. This looks terrific! How did you get those dang labels off of the pasta jars? They look so clean!

  36. Simply genius!

  37. What a great idea once again! That is what I hate about cabinets, you can never see what is in the back, not anymore, your idea rocks!

  38. I can see now I’m going to have to make me one maybe 2 or 3 of these things now. I love all your ideas. Thank you so much for sharing them with me.

  39. Awesome! I wish I was a little better organized under the sink to have such a fabulous rack! Hmmm….maybe I should :)

  40. Thanks for linking to We’re Organized Wednesday. I’m featuring this tomorrow.

  41. I need one for every shelf on every cabinet!!!
    The candle stick is perfect!

    ~ New follower :D

  42. You rock girl! That looks great and is just perfect in that tight spot. I love making utilitarian cute!

  43. Hi Stephanie! Oh, how cute this turned out! You are so good and I can see how useful this will be. I need one! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  44. This is such a darling idea! I can’t wait to give it a try. So many possibilities! Thanks for sharing your DIY. ~Susie

  45. This is a great idea! I’m going to try it. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

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  46. SO many times I read stupid post but this time I must say i’m impressed! Well done! Cheers!

  47. This is brilliant!

  48. Hey what size lazy susan thing did you get? I’m just not sure which would work best, thank you and indeed you are a genuis!

        

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