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Creating Two Pieces Of Furniture From A Hutch

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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!


I received product from Country Chic Paint to complete this makeover. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.


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.


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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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Supply List:

Paint Brush
Furniture Legs
wood (optional)
90 Degree Angle Ruler
Drill
Rivet Nuts
Hammer



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. 



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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. ;)



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3. Drill a hole the same depth as the length of the screw on the furniture leg. 

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?


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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!

Carrie || Thirty Eighth Street






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31 comments

  1. Beautiful console!! Love how you added height to it and that color is awesome!!

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    1. Adding legs to furniture is an easy and simple way to get a custom look. :) Thank you for stopping by, Keri!

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  2. Love this console and this Peacoat color. I'm sure be seeing it in many link parties as it's beautiful. Hope you don't mind but I'm going to steal one of your blog ideas… I really like the small rectangle banner that links back to all of the link parties. Great idea! I just followed by email. Looking forward to connecting. - Vicki @ EntriWP

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  3. Beautiful makeover! Thanks for sharing on "Best of the Weekend" so that I could discover it.

    Love the color you used and also how you added height to the piece.

    Pinning!

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  4. Wow! This is really beautiful! Thank you for sharing at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link!

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  5. Up-cycling at it's finest indeed! Such a beautiful transformation and great color. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Just stunning Carrie! A wonderfully functional piece and that color is so dreamy. Love the feet too. This is a true testament to the power of paint! ... Featured at Be Inspired this morning. Love all your projects!

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    1. Thank you for sharing this and for all the lovely compliments, Sharon! You made my day! :)

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  7. That blue is just stunning! LOVE the color and once again you have done a fantastic job!!!

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  8. I love the color, it looks so good on that piece. I love how you just take charge and repair and add on to a piece! You must be wicked with the power tools, I'm so impressed! The wear looks fabulous at the bottom, I love that it's new, but not. Great job reading the piece and seeing what it should be. Love it!

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    1. A new favorite color for me as well! Thank you for always being so genuine in your compliments Nikki! I sure appreciate you!

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  9. Very pretty. The color is lovely. Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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  10. What a gorgeous makeover! Love the color and the feet and the perfect amount of distressing. I pinned it to our DIY Sunday Showcase Talent Board ☺
    Marie from The Interior Frugalista

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  11. Lovely! Sharing tonight! Love all your work!

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  12. Oh, what a gorgeous transformation!! I absolutely love that blue...and the name Peacoat is FANTASTIC. Coming over from Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope you'll join us again this weekend with your latest & greatest makes!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

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    1. I'm smitten with Peacoat. :) Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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  13. That blue is beautiful. I've never even considered a color for my wooden-tone dresser, but wow...this might change my mind.

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  14. Gorgeous color! Just letting you know I'll be featuring your console tonight at 8pm on Best of the Weekend!

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  15. What a gorgeous restoration! I love it. I'm partial to blue, but still, amazing. I love too that it could fit so many different styles brilliantly! Well done. Cheryl @ www.rufflesandrifles.com

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and tell me so! You made my day! Have a great weekend, Cheryl. :)

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  16. Your did it again! Guess what! I loved this dresser transformation so much that I chose it to be featured for this week's The Beautifully Creative Inspired Link Party. :) Go grab a button you deserve it!

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