DIY vintage door coffee table with hairpin legs

DIY  vintage door coffee table with hairpin legs tutorial

 DIY vintage door coffee table
I’ve had this DIY planned for quite some time. Yesterday the sun was shining and the birds were chirping so Matt and I headed out back to work on furniture projects. My house has a very eclectic feel because I have a hard time settling on just one style that I like. This table is chippy vintage farmhouse chic with a twist of mid century modern. It’s right at home in our quirky living room.Hair pin legs add instant style to just about any table top. They are incredibly easy to attach to any type of surface so you can get pretty creative with your project. It’s simply a matter of making sure you measure and attach them to the same spot on each corner. See the steps below…
DIY vintage door coffee table with hairpin legsI’m so happy with the result. I love how long it is and I’m so excited to play around with different styling. Something tells me it will look different every week!diy door table tutorial
Some additional notes on the project:

  • I lightly sanded the table to get rid of any loose paint chips. It’s still chippy, just a little less messy.
  • I sprayed a couple of coats of clear poly over the table to help seal the paint. Paint before the 1970’s is lead based so you have to be careful with “chippy” projects.
  • I left the hardware on because it’s just cool. Time will tell if it gives us scraped legs and bruised knees. I’m hoping we can tame our clumsiness so we can keep it!
  • I ordered my hairpin legs from a small biz shop on Ebay. There is an Etsy shop that sells them but they wouldn’t match the Ebay price for me. They vary in price depending on size and finish from $40 – $150.
  • The legs came with screws. Just make sure they aren’t too long. You don’t want them to poke through the top of your table! Ours were the perfect size…phew.
  • A drill, screwdriver, measuring tape, and a pencil are all you need to make this. We also used a junky folding table to hold ours up to make it easier to work with.

How to make DIY vintage door coffee tableDIY chabby chic door coffee table with hairpin legs

vintage door coffee table

Some of my creative friends have also made hairpin leg tables!
Check out Gina’s  Ikea Hack – Dining Room Table with hardpin legs :
Dining Room Table with hardpin legs
& Coley’s  Hardpin table how to tutorial
hardpin table how to
If you are local (AZ) and need a vintage door, The Shabby Junker is your girl!