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A Simple and Easy Way To Create Hairpin Leg Furniture

Modern hairpin leg furniture can be expensive. Learn how to create your own DIY hairpin furniture and get an industrial or modern look! Up-cyle your own furniture, add hairpin legs and create something unique for your space!

Modern and industrial furniture has been trending in homes for decades. Furniture with simple and minimal lines create a sense of calmness to a space and can also add an eclectic element to a home.

Because modern and industrial furniture is in high demand, it can not only be hard to come by but it can also be cha-ching expensive to purchase!

Today, we're going to show you an easy way to create your own modern hairpin leg furniture! 

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Spoonflower and may contain affiliate links to products that I love and use everyday. This means that I receive a small commission for purchases that are made through these links. You may read our our full disclosure for more info.

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A Simple And Easy Way To Create Hairpin Leg Furniture

Supplies To Make An Hairpin Leg Modern Bench

Fabric from Spoonflower
Cushion Wrap
2" Thick Plywood Cut To Desired Dimensions
Saw or (Ask your big box store to make the cuts for you)
Spray Adhesive
Staple Gun

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For this project, I chose Spoonflower's Dark Gray & Cream Geo Tribal Fabric designed by Bohemian Gypsy Jane in Faux Suede.

Step by Step Directions To Create A Modern DIY Hairpin Leg Bench

STEP 1. (Optional) If you want to give your hair pin legs a different finish, spray paint your legs. We used this spray paint in black but here are a variety of metallic and bronze spray paint colors that would look amazing! 

While the paint is drying, determine the length and width for your bench. Mark your board accordingly and use a long level or a straight edge to mark your lines.

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STEP 2. Use your pencil marks as your guide and make your cuts. 

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STEP 3. Determine where you want your hairpin legs to sit in relationship to the entire bench. 

Measure and mark them. Then, pre-drill your holes and screw them in place. 

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STEP 4. Measure and cut your upholstery foam for your cushion. You want your foam to be about 1/8 " over the wood.

Spray adhesive onto the board and lay the foam on top. Wrap the cushion wrap around the foam and staple to the underside of the wood.

STEP 5. Measure and cut your Spoonflower fabric so that you have 3-4" of overhang on each side. You can always trim the excess later! Wrap the fabric around the cushion wrap and secure with staples.

It's THAT easy!....

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Do you have a tiny space that could use a cute little bench similar to this or are you looking to add hairpin legs to another piece of furniture?

If so, here are some of the best hairpin legs that I've found on Amazon!

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Have a great week!
Carrie || Thirty Eighth Street

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  1. Your bench is fabulous! I cannot believe that such simple materials and steps can create such a beautiful piece!

  2. It looks amazing! I've been wanting a hairpin leg table or bench for a while now and I could imagine this one in my home, the fabric is lovely as well!

    1. You should! Adding legs was so simple and the fabric was so easy to work with... I highly recommend your Spoonflower print in faux suede. :)

  3. Love this and how easy it is to make! So glad you shared with us at Merry Monday. Pinning.

  4. Cute bench. We had a MCM nightstand box with no legs, so I ordered hairpins.That little nightstand sold so quickly that I didn't even get a photo. Your bench is much cuter. I saw your link at the Creative Circle party. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey www.irisabbey.com

    1. Hi Ann! I bet your nightstand turned out fantastic! Hairpin leg furniture goes quickly doesn't it? Will you create more?

  5. Your hairpin bench turned out beautifully. Thank you for sharing your bench and great tutorial at Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, & Make link party. Pinning

  6. First off, I love the entire project! I like a mix of furniture styles, an eclectic mix, and you are so right it can get expensive. What a great way to make your own new bench that has an old charm! The mix of fabric patterns between the bench and pillow is really cool! As always I am so inspired by your style and projects!!!

    1. Ah, thank you Nikki! This sure was an easy and fun bench to create!

  7. This is such a cute project. The mcm vibe is really evident here Carrie. Even the pattern that you chose looks very sixties cool. Pinning.

  8. I was really shocked at how truly easy it was to make this stunning piece. I think the legs are what had me thinking otherwise but, I now I think I need to get some hairpin legs!

  9. Carrie,
    This is beautiful and I love the fabric for this bench. I need to make one of these and I have to find those legs. Where did you find them?

    1. Thank you Vanessa... I ordered mine from Hair Pin Legs but there are lots of different places that sell them!

  10. I'm in love with those legs and the great accent colors you selected! Beautiful!