18 DIY Furniture Renovations With Original Legs

18 diy furniture renovations with original legs cover

Speaking about renovating furniture we usually mean reupholstering or repainting depending on its type. That’s rather difficult, especially reupholstering, and requires some time and skills. But you can spruce your furniture piece in another, easier way without wasting much time and without having special skills. How? Just add a couple of unique and trendy legs and you’ll get a new piece of furniture.

Hairpin

Hairpin legs are the hottest trend in furniture design now, many brands offer such items and you can easily get one without paying too much. Just grab a couple of hairpin legs, paint them if needed and attach to the furniture you need. It can be a table, a nightstand, a plant stand or a desk, don’t use such legs for heavier pieces as they can’t hold too much weight. Hairpin legs give your furniture a cool and a bit industrial look, if you want to soften them a bit, use brass or copper paint.

DIY concrete table with hairpin legs (via annamarialarsson)

DIY concrete table with hairpin legs (via annamarialarsson)

DIY live edge and hairpin legs bench (via deliacreates)

DIY live edge and hairpin legs bench (via deliacreates)

DIY tribal coffee table with hairpin legs (via shelterness)

DIY tribal coffee table with hairpin legs (via shelterness)

DIY coffee table with whitewashed hairpin legs (via remadeit)

DIY coffee table with whitewashed hairpin legs (via remadeit)

DIY side table with copper dipped hairpin legs (via ajoyfulriot)

DIY side table with copper dipped hairpin legs (via ajoyfulriot)

DIY industrial vanity with hairpin legs (via shelterness)

DIY industrial vanity with hairpin legs (via shelterness)

DIY dining table with hairpin legs (via shelterness)

DIY dining table with hairpin legs (via shelterness)

DIY storage coffee table with hairpin legs (via shelterness)

DIY storage coffee table with hairpin legs (via shelterness)

DIY sideboard with hairpin legs (via shelterness)

DIY sideboard with hairpin legs (via shelterness)

DIY playroom table with pastel hairpin legs (via farmfreshtherapy)

DIY playroom table with pastel hairpin legs (via farmfreshtherapy)

Metal pipes

Wanna give your furniture an industrial look? Hairpin legs aren’t the only option, you can use literally any pipe fittings and paint them if you want or leave as they are for a harsh industrial look. Any copper pipes can be used as table legs, just attach them right.

DIY phone station shelf with pipe fitting legs (via shelterness)

DIY phone station shelf with pipe fitting legs (via shelterness)

DIY plant stand with copper pipe legs (via thesurznickcommonroom)

DIY plant stand with copper pipe legs (via thesurznickcommonroom)

DIY metal legs bench (via francoisetmoi)

DIY metal legs bench (via francoisetmoi)

DIY glass table with brass metal legs (via deliciousanddiy)

DIY glass table with brass metal legs (via deliciousanddiy)

Painted legs

Another idea is to take the existing legs and change them or buy new if you don’t like the old ones. You’ll need some paint of your choice – just dip dye the legs or spray paint them with some bold color or colors. Even a usual chair, sofa or armchair will have a new look with colorful legs. If the legs are big enough, you can even stencil them if the pattern will be seen.

DIY vinyl record shelf with bold legs (via thesurznickcommonroom)

DIY vinyl record shelf with bold legs (via thesurznickcommonroom)

DIY dining table with colorful legs (via shelterness)

DIY dining table with colorful legs (via shelterness)

DIY bold legs for a sofa (via shelterness)

DIY bold legs for a sofa (via shelterness)

DIY geometric stenciled furniture legs (via morning-by-foley)

DIY geometric stenciled furniture legs (via morning-by-foley)

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