Did you all see my post last week about my Mom’s blue buffet?
I added legs to give it a whole new look and I wanted to share with you how easy it is!
My parents found this awesome little buffet at Habitat for Humanity and picked it up for $50. It was in great shape aside from needing a new paint job (which turned into a bigger project than I expected) but it was lacking something…
You can buy furniture legs at many hardware stores. I happend to find these pretty legs at Lowe’s while shopping for a chandelier.
Here’s how you can do it too.
On the bottom of most framed pieces of furniture there are supports in the corners. These provide an excellent place to attach furniture legs.
First, start off by removing any existing feet, pads, rubber stoppers, slides. Whatever you want to call them, get rid of them. You want a clean flat, level surface for your brackets.
Next, you will need your brackets. Purchase STRAIGHT top plate brackets. They make angle top plate brackets and unless you want your legs to point out at an unusual angle these aren’t what you’re looking for. Sometimes the angled ones are mixed in the with straight ones so save yourself the trip and quadruple check they’re all the same kind.
Be sure your bracket doesn’t over hang or have any major problems fitting in your corners.
You can see from my photo that only 3 of my brackets holes were actually lined up with a solid surface. Have no fear, we can fix that.
Don’t worry we can easily add a solid surface for that last screw by using a few scrap pieces of wood. Really you can use anything just so long as it is solid and flat.
Drill a pilot hole away from the bracket screw hole and screw the scrap to the inside.
Put in your last bracket screw and you’re finished! Almost.
Screw in your furniture legs and be sure if they have any special design to make sure you’re consistent when you put them on. Once you’re finished, stand your piece up and all that’s left is paint!
A few coats of paint and you’d never know this doll had no legs to begin with!
It really is that easy. I’ve done this on a dresser I turned into a side board in my own home here.
I think it’s a great way to give an old piece of furniture new life!
What do you think?
Have you added legs to something before?
Have a terrific tuesday!!