Do you have any old and dated side tables you want to look modern? Here's a fun idea my sister gave me when we spotted these at the thrift store! We bought this side table set and then removed the hardware, turned them around length-wise, and added hairpin legs!
Revamping Table With Hairpin Legs
I started with these old side tables.
Cleaned the tables with TSP and wipe them down afterward with clear water to remove the residues.
I removed the old hardware and filled it with an epoxy stick.
Scuff sanded the tables in preparation for painting using 100 grit sandpaper and my orbital sander.
The top and side panels were stained with an old based gel stain. As you can see, the stain gave the right side table a very good deep and rich dark finish.
I created a jig to cut off the legs evenly.
These are the hairpins legs I installed. They make look thin and flimsy but they are surprisingly sturdy. Using a jig really helped to have an even and equal surface for the hairpins to be attached making the table stable and balanced.
To match the beautiful stained finish of the top and side panels, I used deep black paint.
Here's the result! The tables look handsome and masculine. I love the mid-century modern look.
I hope it inspired you and sparked some ideas for your future projects.
For Original Blog Post and Source List of Materials and Tools Visit:
- Side Table Set
- Paint Brushes
- TSP/TSP Substitute
- Orbital Sander
- Shop Towels
- Oscillating Tool
- Epoxy Stick
- Hairpin Table Legs
- Base Primer
- Gel Stain
- White Chalk Paint