Wednesday, April 11, 2012

DIY :: New Legs for our Couch

A few days ago I came across Pretty Pegs. This site has gorgeous replacement legs for Ikea furniture. My favorite is the Aldor in Ash/Mint!

This site got me thinking about how much I hate the legs on my Karlstad. They needed to be spruced up!
Karlstad, Ikea

I've seen quite a few people stain the legs and make them a darker brown, but I kind of like the natural wood color. So I didn't want to repaint the whole thing. I settled on masking out the leg and and painting the bottom portion of the leg a glossy white!



The DIY is pretty straight forward, just mask out the legs, give it a coat of primer and then paint. Here are a few pictures.




Now the legs match our little white table from West Elm. It's a small update, but I think it gives the legs some interest.





The legs from Pretty Pegs are still much better. But these will do for now.

5 comments :

  1. amazing what a little paint can do.

    makes the room pop...

    ah. your home is my dream land.

    beautiful.

    angie brian.

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  2. I have the karlstad chair and ottoman (with same cover you have) and was just pondering an hour ago painting the legs dark. Then I saw this on dwelling gawker! Love it! Thanks for the new inspiration :)

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  3. The new look is great, but I have to say on my first quick scroll through without reading the text (guilty!) I thought you were going for an ombre leg look. :D Now there's an idea for your next project, haha.

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  4. showed up looking for karlstad leg inspriation, and fell in love with your nested couch table set! Where did you get those pretties?

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    1. Hi Jason! They're called the Pablo Side Tables ($130), but I don' think CB2 is selling them right now. :( http://reviews.cb2.com/7259/5949/pablo-side-table-set-of-three-reviews/reviews.htm

      Hopefully they bring them back or at least sell something similar. They are selling these! They're more like a coffee table, but they're just as pretty!

      http://www.cb2.com/lucent-nesting-tables-set-of-3/s219307

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