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Transform the IKEA Lazy Susan Into a Stylish Book Organizer

Transform the IKEA Lazy Susan Into a Stylish Book Organizer

Say goodbye to those old static bookshelves from the past, and hello to this creative book haven that twirls with charm. Can you believe you can transform the SNUDDA Lazy Susan from IKEA, a versatile kitchen staple, into a functional and stylish book organizer with just a few simple steps and without breaking the bank? Believe it!

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In this cost-conscious DIY project, we will guide you through the process of using the popular IKEA Lazy Susan with upcycled MDF scrap pieces and leftover paint, resulting in a unique organizational design piece to keep your books in a happy and twirly place.

Let’s do this, friends!

Materials Required:

  • 3 IKEA SNUDDA Lazy Susans ($18.99 each)
  • Upcycled MDF scrap pieces
  • Sandpaper (100-120 grit)
  • 1″ corner brace (8 in total)
  • Upcycled paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Dropcloth
  • Painters tape
  • Square
  • Pencil
  • Measuring tape
  • Saw
  • Drill
  • Brad nailer

Total Cost: $56.97 (excluding upcycled materials)

Step 1: Measure and Cut

Start by measuring the diameter of the SNUDDA Lazy Susan (15″) and plan the MDF cuts accordingly:

  • 2 cuts of 14″ x 7″
  • 4 cuts of 7″ x 7″

We upcycled MDF pieces, helping reduce costs and also adding a sustainable touch to this DIY project. Right after cutting the pieces with a saw, give them a quick sand using a fine grit sandpaper and remove the dust.

Step 2: Arrange the Cuts

Once the MDF cuts are ready, mark the center using a pencil and a square, forming two “Xes” that will serve as the base of the future bookshelf.

Related: This DIY IKEA Hack is the Perfect Way to Upcycle Your Old TV Stand

Step 3: Secure The Base

Next, using a drill, place the corner braces and attach the MDF panels together using screws and a drill. You can reinforce them with nails with a brad nailer on the sides, finish the second base repeating the same process.

Related: Transform Your IKEA Besta Unit With This Super Simple Hack

Step 4: Install The Lazy Susans

Install the Lazy Susans to the MDF base, attaching them with a brad nailer. Remove the spinning pieces of the middle and top Lazy Susans, leaving the spinning piece only the bottom part, making sure it swirls smoothly and the MDF pieces are securely attached.

Step 5: Paint

Add a personal touch to your DIY by picking your favourite colour to paint the MDF. Apply two to three coats of paint and allow it to dry completely for a few hours.

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Related: Simple IKEA Hack Evolves into Booming Business for Two Forward Thinkers

Place your favourite books on your new adorable book organizer. Can you believe how easily it spins around to showcase your collection? Without a doubt, we love this sustainable IKEA hack and can’t wait for you to see the next one, too!

Images courtesy of Maca Atencio



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