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.
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.
Amy of My Three Monsters added feet directly to a box spring mattress to make an inexpensive bed for her teenage daughter.
EJ at Curly Girl gave her KIVIK sectional sofa a lift by adding legs.
Brittany of Brittany Makes added legs to her IKEA Besta cabinet to transform it into a stylish bar cart.
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.
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.
Garden Web user HerbLady49 took these pictures of wooden feet added to plain galvanized steel planters.