It's starting to cool off in Arizona which means I get to paint more of my pieces outside. I have a few DIY projects in the works that I can't wait to share! This next furniture flip has me crushing on a new paint color from Country Chic Paint. A big thank you to #countrychicpaint for sending us some new paint colors to try!
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Look at this sad little hutch bottom. It's been dinged, it's missing it's hardware and there's a ginormous rectangle cut out of the top. In its glory days, this was a full complete hutch. Today, it's a bit of a mess! We've already transformed the top of this cabinet. If you missed it, you can view the story of our Emerald Green Chesapeake Cabinet furniture makeover.
This console makeover consisted of adding legs, adding a new top, painting it in Peacoat, one of Country Chic Paint's FABULOUS NEW FALL/WINTER 2015 LIMITED EDITION colors and adding new hardware.
Tutorial: How To Add Legs To Furniture
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90 Degree Angle Ruler
Instructions On How To Add Feet To Furniture:
1. Select furniture legs that will compliment your piece.
Keep in mind that height, shape and size should be considered when selecting your legs. You want to make sure that the legs are proportionate to the overall size of your piece of furniture. We selected these curved bun feet for our project. Some legs will come with screws pre-drilled into them.
2. Measure your legs.
The base of our hutch bottom was hollow so we measured and cut a piece of wood and attached it to the base of our cabinet first so that our legs would have something to adhere to. Once secure, we used our 90 degree square ruler to help us measure how far in our legs should go. Use pencil marks to help guide you with this process. Measure. Mark. Double Measure. ;)
Tip! An easy way to do this is to measure the length of the screw, then measure the length of your drill bit starting from the tip. Wrap masking tap or painters tap around the drill bit where you want the drill to stop.
4. Attach the rivet nuts.
Once you've drilled your holes, hammer your rivet nuts in until the teeth are gripped into the wood and the nuts are totally flush with the surface. Then, screw in your legs. It's that simple!
I liked the history and the chippi-ness that this piece had. You can't replicate a natural worn look any better then it originally has. Isn't the color Peacoat to die for?
And just like that! New breath has been given to an old and outdated piece and customizing it was a cinch! I'm in love... Stop by and see how we added some hairpin legs to a piece of wood to create a Modern Bench or stop by our Tutorial Shop to see more furniture tutorials just like this one!
Have a great weekend, friends!