Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Adding Legs to a Cabinet

add legs to a cabinet

An alternate title for this post would be "If you like it then you shoulda put some legs on it."  I mentioned in my last post that I had an upcycle to show you.  Well here she is.  This petite little cabinet actually didn't have legs when I found it.  

add legs to a cabinet

What she did have was fabulous glass doors and pretty trim on top. 

add legs to a cabinet

Solid mahogany, in great shape just missing her bottom half.

Turns out I had a set of table legs in my stash that were the perfect length.  Here I am testing them out. 

add legs to a cabinet

I used my Kreg pocket hole jig to drill holes and attach the apron pieces to my legs, then attached the whole thing to the cabinet from underneath. It took about twenty minutes, easy to do with the right tool.  The finish of the cabinet and legs doesn't match but with only light distressing and antique wax you can't tell.

add legs to a cabinet

You'd never know they weren't always there.  

add planks to the back of a cabinet

I also replaced the back panel with planks to give the cabinet a little interest inside.  I think this would have been a great piece to wall paper the back of with a fun print but this is less taste specific. 

add legs to a cabinet

I had fun staging this one against my new plank wall.  The rug is from Ikea.  Paint is Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in color Mustard Seed, sealed with Antique Wax.  The inside is a medium gray latex I had on hand with antique glaze to warm it up.  

I'm very happy with how this piece came together, I think the legs fit perfectly.   

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Full Circle Creations said...

It turned out beautifully Mimi! Great job.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Love how this turned out! The legs are perfect.

Pam Jackson said...

I love it with the legs! Amazing change, great job..

Patty Sumner said...

Love the legs on this piece and the plank back too. I think everyone should have something yellow in their home...Blessings!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

looks fantastic with the added legs. so much better.

Gail Wilson said...

You are so right, looks like they were always there. I need to add legs more often.... I have TONS of spares laying around. :)

super tute Mimi! LOVE it!

A Thrifter in Disguise said...

What a difference! I never would have thought of doing something like that. Thanks for sharing. Love the color, too!!!

Katie @ Creatively Living said...

Oooo...I love her! So fun.

Audrey said...

Nice look with the legs. Love the color too. I added legs to a bookshelf that I will use in our closet and that gives me extra space under it for storage. Most of all, I love your plank wall. Great backdrop for pictures.
New follower ... I looked at a few of your other blogs and I will be back to visit more.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Anonymous said...

Wow! that turned out great! You wouldn't know that it wasn't original to the top! Nice job :0)

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

You did an amazing job! It looks like the legs were part of the original piece. Amazing!

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

gorgeous! What a fantastic idea!
I would love to feature it, if that ok with you just let me know,

Irene said...

Great legs.

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