Rise to New Style Heights: Adding Feet & Legs to Furniture

Rise to New Style Heights: Adding Feet & Legs to Furniture

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Carrie McBride
Sep 24, 2015
(Image credit: Sugar & Cloth)

A quick and affordable trick for changing or upgrading the style of a piece of furniture is to swap in new legs or feet. Why not take this idea a step further and add legs or feet to pieces that are otherwise grounded. Doing so will add height and visually lighten the piece. Here are some terrific examples:

Above: Ashley of Sugar & Cloth added feet to an inexpensive EXPEDIT cube and made a nightstand for about $33.

Jeran of Oleander and Palm added curvy legs painted green to really make this Expedit unit stand out from the crowd.

(Image credit: Designing Domesticity)

Liz of Designing Domesticity created a kitchen island out of a sofa table. In addition to adding a butcher block top, she used bun feet to add 6.5" more inches of height.

(Image credit: Quirk Madame)

Carla of Quirk Madame added wooded feet (spray-painted gold) to to an IKEA Ektorp ottoman in her guest bedroom. When she was sure she liked it, she did the same to the Ektorp chair.

(Image credit: My Three Monsters)

Amy of My Three Monsters added feet directly to a box spring mattress to make an inexpensive bed for her teenage daughter.

(Image credit: Curly Girl)

EJ at Curly Girl gave her KIVIK sectional sofa a lift by adding legs.

(Image credit: Trevi Vintage Design)

This dresser by Trevi Vintage Design, featured on Design*Sponge, got a Mid-Century Modern makeover with paint and the addition of metal-tipped legs.

(Image credit: Brittany Makes)

Brittany of Brittany Makes added legs to her IKEA Besta cabinet to transform it into a stylish bar cart.

(Image credit: Off Boulevard)

Meredith of Off Boulevard and her husband added a desktop to some IKEA ALEX storage drawers and also put them up on fee to raise the height and make it comfortable for using with stools.

(Image credit: Melissa Fulton Designs)

This guest bathroom vanity on Melissa Fulton Design got an aesthetic overhaul with new paint, a new marble top and the addition of faux feet which gives the illusion that it's a freestanding piece.

(Image credit: GardenWeb)

Garden Web user HerbLady49 took these pictures of wooden feet added to plain galvanized steel planters.

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