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This week we have a quick and easy fix to a problem that has been plaguing me for years… not because of difficulty though, this one was a breeze!
Let’s start at the beginning shall we? Three years ago I bought this small credenza to house scrapbook paper in my craft room. It never fit the paper quite right but it was a great price, since I found it at a secondhand furniture store.
When we moved into the new house I decided to give it a new home in the living room. The little cubby hole at the top of the piece was horrible for storing scrapbook supplies but I knew that I could easily hide my DVD player under my flat screen tv via that little cubby hole. I slid the DVD player inside and had the hubbster drill a hole in the back to wrangle cords through (he jumped right on this one, the man loves doing any household chores that require a power drill).
But while I loved the storage capabilities, I hated the smooth little feet. They were short and wonky (yes, mom, wonky is a real word!) I wanted feet with a little more sex appeal. You know what I mean, right? I found new legs at Home Depot that are about an inch taller than the previous legs, so they give the table a bit of a lift which is great for storage. I can slide all sorts of things out of the way under the table now 😉 and really isn’t that our whole goal in life? To have all the pretty things we like, but out of the way until we want them? Mission accomplished!
The best part? The legs are only $3.23 each… and there are so many options! I saw these babies and thought how hard can changing furniture legs be?
Take a peek y’all! In the first photo are the dinky, little feet I disliked the moment this piece walked through the door. The second photo are the new tall, gorgeous legs!
I actually bought these feet 3 years ago, shortly after the table came home. Then I promptly lost the fourth foot and spent the next three years trying to find the missing leg so it could be reunited with its brothers.
I found it last week in a box of Tupperware that my hubby pulled out of his car trunk… God only knows how it got in there! Either way I did a happy dance when I pulled that little lost leg out of the box! All four legs were promptly painted a fresh coat of white and were ready to attach when my hubby came home from work that night… at 1 in the morning. The man really is a saint y’all.
After the hubby came home the whole process was a breeze! We unscrewed the little dinky feet and attached the sexy, tall ones! The first pair had a little wooden dowel to help secure the feet, and although the new feet do not have the same feature we felt they were secure enough without it.
The new leg had a sturdy metal screw to attach to the console, much sturdier than the previous feet! They felt very sturdy once attached. If you attempt this and the new legs do not feel secure, they might need added support. Just a suggestion 🙂 .
That’s it! Easy peezy lemon squeezy! I might suggest doing this project in the daytime though, the hubby wasn’t ecstatic to be working at one in the morning!
So what do you think? Does the console look better or worse? I love the legs, and the added height they bring to the room. Plus now there’s no chance of the fourth leg getting lost in the future!