Hey Hey! What’s up y’all?! Can I get a what, what?! for S.P.R.I.N.G.!!! The warmer, sunny weather always motivates me to get stuff done. And when I get stuff done, I always feel like a rock star. Last week I started working on several different things at once (you don’t do that?) but one of those things was this AMAZING Credenza. Painted, two-tone, hair pin legs, Credenza. *swoon*
Those legs, amiright?! Stop staring, it’s rude! Ohhh,okaaaay…go ahead and stare, she doesn’t mind.
About two weeks ago my husband was moving offices at work and texted me a picture of a random piece of furniture and asked if I wanted it. O to the M to the G, heck YES I want it!! I was so psyched to get a FREE mid-century modern Credenza and knew immediately I’d be adding hairpin legs to this piece for two reasons. 1. To give it some height so I could use it in my dining room. 2. to give it a little more visual interest.
Before adding these sexy legs from Osborne Wood, I first removed the handles and painted the drawers using white chalk paint and then a protective clear coat over that. I had a ton of wood grain and stain bleed through. This Credenza had been used as a coffee station for the State of West Virginia for 10+ years. She did good, she did real good. But, as you already know, coffee definitely stains. I wipe and wiped and wiped. To no avail. Many, many coats of white chalk paint later, I was satisfied with how it looked. We let the clear coats dry for 24 hours then we flipped it onto it’s back and added the hair pin legs.
Adding Hairpin Legs to the Credenza
It was so easy! I decided on the flat black coated finish and the 18″ coffee table height. We just removed the old legs (which I kept, of course!) and added the new. All you do is get your screws of choice, mark your holes, pre-drill then drive your screws in.
Next I lined the drawers with heavy duty wrapping paper. (If you follow me on Instagram you know I originally tried adhesive fabric which was an epic fail! Do not over-complicate things, lesson learned) Then I added these leather pulls. Aren’t they PERFECT?! I’ll have a tutorial next week for those, so stay tuned. This beautiful lady holds a ton of dining paraphernalia, which I was really lacking in this room.
What do you think of my Credenza with these gorgeous hairpin legs? I’m seriously so in love with this piece. I do not consider myself a furniture expert. I typically don’t makeover much furniture at all but this I am so proud of!
Supplies Used to Update this Credenza
Hairpin Legs from Osborne Wood // Rustoleum Chalked Paint – Linen White // AmericanaDecor Soft-touch Varnish // Leather Strip // Brass Machine Screws // Brass Finishing Washers // Foal Roller + Handle
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