Friday, April 15, 2011
Vintage Steel Kitchen Cabinet / Hairpin Legs Hack. All The Ingredients Are Here...Just Lookin' For Some Time To Mix 'Em Together. Status: Part One?
I picked up these steel upper cabinets from the Habitat For Humanity ReStore a few weeks ago. Upon first perusal I didn't think much about them...then, well...
Something clicked in the creative part of my brain that doesn't usually work so well when I'm
actually in front of great raw materials. It's the same part of my brain that doesn't seem to work
when I'm in a great record store and can't think of a single Album to look for. ::grrrrr:: It
occurred to me that with a set of legs on each, these cabinets would make great Nightstands!
They are just the right size to make great nightstands. Plus they have that clean mod Kartel
look to them. I remembered that I had a set of 8 matching hairpin legs attached to chair seats
just sitting in the garage! Ah Ha! The plan was so Crazy....it just might work!
::sigh:: But alas...it was not meant to be. The combination just looked goofy! The hairpin legs
were just WAY too tall. To make a set of nightstands I think I'd need a set only about 4 inches
high. I could get a set of short tapered wood legs from True Value Hardware, stain 'em and
attach them to the bottoms. But then I came up with yet another idea. I also have a set of
shorter, but not 4 inch short, hairpin legs that have been laying around waiting for a project. I'm
thinking I could attach the two cabinets side to side and use the four shorter legs to support the
set. This would make a great flat panel TV stand!
What do you think of the "Plan"? Any other bright ideas for the use of the cabinets? They
measure 21" Wide X 18" Tall X 12" Deep (11" depth inside the cabinets).