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Lets Get Lazy!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I’m pleased to report that Amy  just posted my latest tutorial over on Mod Podge Rocks.

Apparently a deep desire to create lazy susans runs in my family.

You may remember my dad’s beautiful lazy susans. Well, in an Oedipus like maneuver (without the killing, eye gouging or marrying your mom part)I have come up with my on lazy susan design!

Of course, my father’s were meticulously crafted using fine wood, incredible patience, creativity and crazy-mad woodworking skills and mine were…….made of random stuff I grabbed on sale at Home Depot.  But lets not quibble about minor details or explore too deeply what makes my dad my dad and me, well, me.

So, I found some metal plant saucers (the things that go under the planters to protect your floor) and thought they would make great, oversize, lazy susans when combined with an inexpensive turntable.

So I had this:

And then, of course, due to my graphics obsession/color problem I had to make it all bright, shiny and graphicy so I ended up with this:

I hope you’ll check it out and, as always, if you have any questions you can ask over on the site or drop me a line here and I’ll be happy to answer.

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About cheltenhamroad

I’ve been surrounded by amazingly creative people my whole life. My mom can, and does, make anything. The family has on occasion speculated that she just whipped up my dad one day when she discovered some left over fabric and stuffing. My three sisters have mad skills ranging from needlework to cooking to out and out ART. My father’s desk when I was growing up had a model train set going around it, oh, and he made that desk-from scratch. I’m the youngest and, as you can imagine, it’s a hard series of acts to follow. Truth be told, I’ve spent many, many years suppressing the creative instincts I learned at home. But I realized (rather late in life) that few things bring me more joy than making and creating. For the longest time when I went to stores I didn’t think, “I want that” I thought, “I can make that.” And, with a deep breath and a leap, I’ve started on a very new, kinda scary path. I’ve given up my steady, dependable (dull!) corporate life to spend my days happily humming away in my garage designing, creating, painting, decoupaging and sawing and, since this blog will be an honest take on things, there is also a fair amount of tripping, spilling and swearing. Through this blog I hope to share with you the struggles and (hopefully) triumphs of a very non-businessy business person. I also hope to make this blog a resource for people who like to work with their hands and who are, like me, always looking at things and thinking “I could make that!” I’ve lived many places since I left Cheltenham Road; I currently live in Los Angeles California. So, with this preamble- Welcome to Cheltenham Road! Please come on over and make yourself comfortable – the place is always open.

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