Remember my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Old Violet china hutch I fixed up last year?
I bought it on Craig’s List almost a year ago and transformed it from dark-stained and dull to this blue beauty.
Before I bought it, I knew that the width and depth were perfect for my space, but I also knew that it was lacking a little on height. That fact didn’t stop me because I knew I could fix it and I finally got around to it this weekend.
I added these cute little 4-inch high bun feet and I absolutely love how it turned out!
It was really easy. In fact, I did it all by myself — well, I had a tiny bit of help from Mr. Longhorn.
I only have one picture of the process because my camera battery died mid-project, so I’ll do my best to describe it for you.
It’s so easy, I think you can manage to follow along without pictures.
First, my husband helped me lay the piece down on the ground and I inspected the underside to see what I had to work with.
The four corners had 2 x 2 square wood pieces that had furniture “pads” (what are they called?) on the bottom. I removed those and measured how much space I’d have to work with.
Then, I went to the hardware store and bought the 4″ bun feet I had been admiring for the piece. They were $6.98 a piece. When I got home, my husband told me that I would need something called a “tee nut” to secure and screw the legs in to. (Yes, after. So back to the store I went.)
A “tee nut” looks like this:
He told me that they’re usually used on the top of a piece instead of the bottom, but since we’re not moving the hutch all over the place it should be just fine.
So, I drilled a hole into the bottom of the wood support and hammered the tee nut into place.
Here’s my one and only picture I took on my phone and posted on Instagram:
It’s off-center because my bun fee are kinda wide.
Once I had the tee nuts in place, I painted the feet to match my piece and screwed them into the tee nut. Super easy!
I love it!
As a reminder, here’s what it looked like before I installed the legs:
(Sorry for the terrible glare on the cabinet doors. )
My dining room is really coming together! I just have to finish upholstering my chairs and I’ll be ready to show it off!
Thanks for stopping by today!