Common household objects can often be used to create beautiful DIY furniture. Can you guess what Victoria’s end table was originally meant for? She used a computer monitor stand to make this old fashioned looking table! Here’s what Victoria did in her own words:
For this project, we used a couple of different things in addition to the tapered legs – wooden computer monitor stands (which already had a drawer in them) and a sheet of pine from the hardware store. We cut down the pine to fit the base of the monitor stands since they were open underneath the drawer, then stained it, and attached them together. We used a rag to apply a little bit of the new stain over the existing stain on the monitor stands, so that the color was a better match, and to darken the overall appearance. After those were assembled, we used a clear coat over the metal legs, and then attached them to the pine base. It was as easy as that!
Next time you’re looking for inspiration, take a second look at some common household items and see if they are good candidates for a new life as hairpin leg furniture. Both our hairpin legs and our tapered angle iron legs go perfectly on a project like this. They are durable and capture the simple lines of turn-of-the-century-style. Can’t choose what is best for your project? Take a tour through our blog posts to see what others have done. We know you’ll come up with something great!