The Key To Chic DIY Furniture Is A Set Of Hairpin Legs

You can put hairpin legs on just about anything and it will look chic and beautiful, that’s how versatile and stylish they are. Hairpin legs have a certain classical look which makes them particularly elegant while letting them keep their casual appeal as well. This is one of the reasons why they’re so versatile. Another one would be their simplicity. They’re easy to work with and can be included in a lot of great DIY projects.

How to Add Hairpin Legs to Your Next DIY Project

1. Add Hairpin Legs to Your DIY Desk

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If you want to build a desk, consider the option of giving it hairpin legs. Combine them with a simple and modern top. You can even include some built-in storage. You can find a description of such a project on Sinnenrausch. The desk features here include a tiny drawer for storing small things and an open shelf for the laptop, documents, and other things.

2. A Simple DIY Desk Make From an IKEA Coffee Table

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The desk doesn’t necessarily have to include storage if you don’t need it. It can be a simple table customized to have the right height and dimensions for your body. To make things even simpler, use an Ikea coffee table. Attach hairpin legs to it and paint them a color that looks beautiful in the space you have in mind for this piece. {found on stylemepretty}.

3. Raw Steel Hairpin Legs for Your Desk

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Another desk design that doesn’t offer any storage can be found on Forme-foryou. Building such a desk is very easy. First, you should order the raw steel hairpin legs or go to a store and buy them. The other big piece you need is some wood (pine in this case) which you can cut at your local hardware store to the desired dimensions.

4. Add Hairpin Legs to a Dining Table

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Hairpin legs may look thin and delicate but they’re strong and durable, able to support a dining table for example. In fact, they suit dining tables really well. The one featured on Themerrythought can be built using reclaimed wood and 28” hairpin legs. You’ll also need some wood for the support boards, a saw, a sander, a drill, screws, clamps, polyurethane, and a paint brush if you want to make a similar piece of furniture.

5. A Black and White Dining Table with Hairpin Legs

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Another beautiful DIY design for a dining table can be found on Thefeltedfox. To make this piece you’ll need hairpin legs, two laminated pine panels, two pieces of pine for the supports, screws, spray paint, wood glue, a sander, a drill, and clamps. The hairpin legs in this case were painted white and they look very beautiful in combination with the black top.

6. Replace The Wood Legs On Your Dining Table With Hairpin Legs

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Replace the wood legs on your existing dining table with hairpin legs if you want to change the table’s design without a lot of effort and without spending too much on the supplies. You can use this opportunity to sand the table and to stain it to change its color. But first, you need to remove the legs. Then, after you’ve stained the top, attach the hairpin legs. These can be painted too. {found on acutedesigns}.

7. A Bold and Colorful Dining Table Set

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The nice thing about dining tables with hairpin legs is that they often allow the chairs to stand out more, by being so simple and subtle. Use this idea to your advantage if you want to complement your table with a variety of chairs featuring different styles, shapes, and colors. Find more inspiration on Abeautifulmess.

8. Make a Table From Scratch Using Hairpin Legs

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Making a table from scratch can be a fairly simple and cheap project. You could just use a piece of plywood for the top and four trestle legs for the base. You can spray paint the legs if you want them to stand out or to coordinate the table with other elements in the room in a subtle and stylish way. {found on homemade-modern}.

9. A Coffee Table with Hairpin Legs

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Coffee tables with hairpin legs look very cute, resembling miniature dining tables. You can put hairpin legs on a simple wood or plywood board to make such a piece and you can stain and or paint the top to give the desired look. The legs could be painted as well if you want them to be the center of attention. {found on thesurznickcommonroom}.

10. A Lap Desk With Mini Hairpin Legs

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An even smaller piece of furniture, or actually accessory, which you can make using a wood board and a set of four hairpin legs can be a lap desk. 8” hairpin legs should be just right for this type of project. You can find more details about it on Themerrythought. The live edge wood in this case adds extra charm to the design.

11. Geometric Hairpin Legs for a Plywood Bench

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Not all hairpin legs look the same. They come in different sizes and shapes and not all have those classical pointy ends. The ones used for the plywood bench on Vintagerevivals are more geometric in shape and look less delicate because of that. The seat is quite interesting as well. It’s made of plywood cut into strips and glued together tightly.

12. Build a Bench Using Live Edge Wood

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If you decide to build a bench for your home, consider live edge wood for the seat. It would look exquisite, especially if the bench is long such as for four people for example. To balance out the sturdiness and heavy look of the wood seat, you can give the bench hairpin legs. The result would be a design similar to the one we found on Yellowbrickhome.

13. DIY Bench with Hairpin Legs for Your Entryway

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Given how beautiful the bench on Brit looks, you could hardly believe this was a DIY project. To make the bench, you’ll need some 1” plywood, fabric for the upholstery, batting, and foam as well as hairpin legs. The tools required include a drill, a staple gun, screws, and scissors. You can customize the design through your choice of fabric.

14. Add Hairpin Legs to a TV Stand

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Hairpin legs also look stylish on TV stands. Building one would be similar to making a desk. An interesting suggestion is to use pallet wood. Remove the boards, cut them to size and stain them and then use them to make a box-like structure with built-in shelf storage for your electronics. {found on sondermill}

15. An Entryway Console Table

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For an entryway or hallway, a bench or console table can be the perfect accessory. According to Lovelyindeed, the project should be very simple and doesn’t require any experience in the furniture-making field. The supplies needed include plywood, foam padding, batting sheet, upholstery fabric, a staple gun, cutter, hairpin legs, a drill, and some screws.

16. A Sleek and Stylish Nightstand

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A bedroom’s interior design should be airy and soothing so big, bulky pieces of furniture have no place here. So if you’re not happy with how things are right now, make a few changes. Your old nightstand could be replaced by something more sleek and delicate such as a sort of side table with hairpin legs similar to the one on thefreshexchangeblog.

17. A Side Table or Nightstand for Your Bedroom

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The side table featured on Mayanrocks could easily pass as a nightstand. In fact, it was built o serve this purpose. You could make a similar piece for your own bedroom using the following materials and tools: wood boards cut to size, wood stain, clear coat, nails, hairpin legs, sandpaper, a hammer, and a drill.

18. Upgrade Your Cabinet or Buffet with Hairpin Legs

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Chic hairpin legs can also be added to an existing piece of furniture such as a cabinet or buffet. Their role would be to raise the piece off the floor at a more comfortable level and to give a more elegant look. All you’d have to do is attach the legs and make sure they’re secure and oriented correctly. {found on brepurposed}.

19. A Small Table You’ll Enjoy Eating Breakfast On

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It would be interesting to use hairpin legs in combination with contrasting elements meant to highlight their light and sleek structure. For example, the small table we found on stellaharasek fits well into the décor, in combination with the vintage chairs and the faux fur seat covers casually placed on them.

20. A Narrow Table To Place Against Your Bedroom Wall

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The mid-century modern allure of hairpin legs makes them perfect for accent pieces such as a narrow table placed against the bedroom wall. If you want it to look even more charming, use reclaimed wood for the top. Any imperfections will offer it a unique look, highlighting its beauty. {found on goinghometoroost}

21. Add Hairpin Legs to Any Type of Stool

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A piece of furniture on which hairpin legs look exquisite is the stool. Whether it’s a bar stool or a small one you also use as a side table from time to time, it doesn’t really matter. It’s easy to control the design of such a piece through the little details such as the paint color you use on the legs, the shape of the seat, the material used for it, etc. {found on thedesignchaser}.

22. DIY Hairpin Legs to Add to Any Project

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With all this talk about hairpin legs, we didn’t really focus at all on the methods you can use to procure them. One option can be to make the legs yourself. In such a case, you can’t really expect them to look perfect but the methods would allow you to create something unique and ideal for a vintage piece. Check out Preumaticaddict for more details on the process.

23. Make Hairpin Legs From Copper Pipes

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When making the hairpin legs yourself, you should first decide how long you want them to be. You can make them out of copper pipes. Bending the pipes shouldn’t be very difficult. After you have them all cut and bend, you can spray paint them to make them look like raw steel. {found on mountainmodernlife}

24. Heavy Duty Hairpin Furniture Legs

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We understand that not everyone wants to make their own hairpin legs from scratch. If you would prefer to buy hairpin legs ready to add to your piece of furniture, check out these heavy-duty hairpin legs from Wayfair. They are ideal for a heavier tabletop and offer plenty of support for a piece of material of any weight to be added on top.

25. DIY Hairpin Nightstand Side Tables

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Nightstand side tables are one of the most used pieces of furniture in our homes today, but it’s something we often overlook when upgrading our home. This DIY Hairpin nightstand side table project from The Everyday Mom Life will guide you through the entire process to create a stylish and functional item for your bedroom. It offers plenty of storage space for books and magazines and is sturdy enough to add a large lamp on top.

26. Metal Vanity Stool with Hairpin Legs

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While many of the projects today have focused on wooden tables and furniture, we absolutely love this stylish and fun metal vanity stool from Wayfair. If you need a new stool to sit on in the mornings to get ready, this is a comfy solution to add to your closet or dressing room. Alternatively, it is a handy piece of furniture to keep hidden in your living room for those days when you are entertaining a large number of guests and need an extra seat.

27. Velvet Storage Ottoman Home Vanity Seat

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Our favorite type of furniture is an item that is versatile and practical. This velvet seat doubles up as a large storage container. It’s a stylish and comfortable spare seat to add to your living room and offers plenty of space to hide books or toys. The teal color offers a splash of color to any room in your home, and the design adds a contemporary look to any space. Check out this vanity seat on Amazon.

28. DIY Large Hairpin Leg Coffee Table

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This Old House shares this large DIY coffee table project, which you’ll be impressed to learn costs less than $70 to build. It combines rustic wood and industrial metal and looks exactly like something you’d spend a fortune on in a store. If you are looking for a new centerpiece for your living room where you can add books and ornaments, this is the perfect solution for you. You’ll be surprised by how easy this project is to create, thanks to the simple step-by-step instructions shared here.

29. A Modern and Stylish Coffee Table

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If you don’t fancy building a DIY coffee table, check out this alternative from Wayfair. It offers a stylish and slim table that would look great in any modern room. You can choose from gray, black, and brown colors, so it’s easy to find a solution that fits with your home’s décor. The table itself is made from really sturdy wood, and then the legs are created from powder-coated steel. It takes just minutes to assemble once your table arrives, so it’s perfect for an apartment or college dorm room.

30. A Rustic Desk with Hairpin Legs

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With so many of us still working from home, if you haven’t already, we highly recommend purchasing a purpose-built desk to act as your office. On Etsy, you’ll find this lovely rustic desk, which combines a wood top with hairpin legs on the bottom. It’s a really sturdy desk, so you can add your full computer setup here as needed. This desk offers the perfect combination of a modern and rustic design, so it would look great in almost any type of home.

There are so many different ways to incorporate hairpin legs into your DIY furniture projects this year. Of course, if you don’t fancy creating your own table or stool from scratch, there are hundreds of opportunities to buy furniture with hairpin legs as well. If you are feeling really adventurous, you can create the hairpin legs yourself, adding even more of a challenge to the process. Whichever of these projects you try first, we hope you enjoy transforming your home with a chic piece of furniture with hairpin legs.