Mirrored Lazy Susan

I love centerpieces that have some sparkle & shine. I can’t help it, the more shine, the better.

When I’d first seen the Mirrored Lazy Susan by Valerie Parr Hill on QVC, I fell in love with it.  But the $31.00 + $7.47 shipping & handling charge made the price tag a little high for me.  By now, you know me, and you know that if I want something, and it’s too expensive, I’ll try to make it myself.  My version was under $5.00!

Here’s my version of the Mirrored Lazy Susan:

Mirrored Lazy Susan

I started with a Lazy Susan that I’d found at Goodwill for 99¢.  It was just the regular beige Rubbermaid one.

Mirrored Lazy Susan

I painted the edges with Krylon flat black paint.

Mirrored Lazy Susan

Since the Lazy Susan has raised edges, I wanted to fill it in so that the mirror would have a flat solid surface to adhere to.  I had some foam core board that would work perfectly!  I traced around the Lazy Susan & using a cutter, I cut inside the line.  I kept slicing off the edges until it fit snugly into the Lazy Susan.

Mirrored Lazy Susan          Mirrored Lazy Susan

Once I’d gotten the foam circle cut, I sprayed it with 3M Super 77 spray adhesive & pressed it into the Lazy Susan.

Mirrored Lazy Susan          Mirrored Lazy Susan

Joann Fabrics has 12″ round mirrors for $5.99.  Although they aren’t beveled edged, I knew it would do the trick.  I had a 40% off coupon, which made the mirror only $3.59!  (Love those coupons!)

The mirror had foam ‘feet’ on it, that I gently peeled off.  I thought of using Goo Gone, but that stuff takes off everything & I was afraid that it would take off the mirror backing.

Mirrored Lazy Susan

I sprayed the foam that was attached to the Lazy Susan with the 3M Super 77, waited a few seconds, and pressed the foam side onto the back of the mirror.  The reason I did it this way was so that I could center the Lazy Susan on the mirror. You can see in the picture below how much mirror is extending beyond the Lazy Susan.  (if you click on the picture, it will enlarge.  Just press the return arrow to come back)

Mirrored Lazy Susan          Mirrored Lazy Susan

When the Lazy Susan is on the table, you can see the Lazy Susan’s sides, which is why I painted it black.  I could have left it plain, or painted it white, but black always seems to disappear.

Mirrored Lazy Susan          Mirrored Lazy Susan

I love the way it turned out!  It will make a nice addition to my table, whether I use it as a centerpiece, to hold a centerpiece or to hold condiments for dinner.

Mirrored Lazy Susan

And I love a price tag of just under $5.00 as opposed to $40.00!

Mirrored Lazy Susan

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