I’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!
- 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.
Some of my creative friends have also made hairpin leg tables!
Check out Gina’s Ikea Hack – Dining Room Table with hardpin legs :
& Coley’s Hardpin table how to tutorial