Friday, September 14, 2012

Put a Pin In It - Kitchen Cabint feet

I am, admittedly, a home improvement junkie.  From big projects to small projects, my home improvement wishlist is never ending.

When I came across a pin for how to make custom kitchen cabinet feet, it quickly moved to the top of my list.

I told my husband our cabinets were sad they didn't have feet.


SO the very next trip to Home Depot {which happens about as often as my trips to Goodwill}, my handsome husband came home with these...Chair feet or buns {yes, that's what they're called} and they are about $4 a piece.

*They'll come with a screw on the top that you'll have to remove {since my husband is not a blogger, he didn't realize the necessity of taking a picture of them with said screw}. 


He lined them up next to the cabinets and with a pencil marked approximately how much needed to be cut off to securely fit them into place.


Once marked he cut them down, gave them a coat of paint and put them in place.

They were cut so they would fit snug.  With a few taps of a rubber mallet and some wood glue, they were put into place.   


This is Grace's nook.  The chalkboard station is, thankfully, still a fun distraction for her.


I think it would have had a more dramatic impact, had we not already had quarter round trimming out the base beneath our cabinets.


But the cabinets seem happy they have feet.

Of course, now they are complaining they need shoes :)
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33 comments:

  1. I love it, I have no idea what I am going to d when I reach the kitchen redo, let's just say at this point it's ugly but it works! :) Get the hubby thing, mine took out the bathroom floor without a single shot.

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  2. Very impressive! Such a simple thing with such a big impact! I can so do this in my kitchen and I have a bucket full of "legs" because I can't throw anything away!!

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  3. Awesome feet! (Psst... you should post this one on Hometalk :)

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  4. That looks awesome! I agree with Elena..post to Hometalk asap. Rob did the same thing not taking a photo last week of a dresser before he began painting. Don't husbands get blogging necessities..lol. I may have to try out this project on my bathroom vanity. :)

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  5. LOL... I was going to ask "where are their shoes!" ;) I think this is the first time I see a kitchen cabinet with feet. It looks great... gives the cabinets a little more character. :) And I love how the chalkboard is still there.. and I see a bowl of chalk too. That's awesome!

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  6. I love it! What a clever and inexpensive solution to sprucing up a problem none of us knew we had. Thanks for all the love and energy you put into your blog, it's fun to see what you're inspired by next!

    :)
    Paula

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    1. Paula, you incredibly thoughtful and sweet comment just brightened my day. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your wonderful comment and putting a smile on my face.

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  7. Love this look! Love it! Now - your cabinets are making my cabinets jealous... they never realized they didn't have feet, until now! :) I want some!
    ((Hugs))
    Heather
    Stringtown Home

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  8. Maybe you can find some shoes for them at Goodwill. :)

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  9. Love this peek into your kitchen! My dreams are filled with white kitchens! And Graces nook is very sweet. The feet... a great addition! Next dream I'll pan down to see if the cabinets have them yet.

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  10. Love it and glad you decided to keep blogging. I have mentioned you to friends and on a survey (of blogs I follow) today. Your Goodwill posts definitely got my attention and now I go to a local thrift store at least a couple times a month.

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  11. They look great! I think my cabinets are sad now that they don't have feet.

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  12. Such a lovely effect. If I get something like that in mind, I buy the feet or whatever, then have to wait about 2 years for my husband to get round to doing it!

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  13. AWESOME....well done! You have such a great eye!

    Marilyn

    PS I think I finally have my no-reply blogger thing fixed! Thanks

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  14. :) Love the new look! And I love that you told your hubby the cabinets were sad because they needed feet! Arent hubby's who 'get' us and help us with your projects just the best! (Can't wait to see the shoes you come up with for your complaining cabinets! LOL)

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  15. Great idea! I love the chalkboard decal on the side also.

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  16. I love it! They look like they've always been there, that they were meant to be there. You're so talented!

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  17. LOVE THIS! I think I shall pin you now.

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  18. These look great! I just finished painting my kitchen cabinets a few weeks ago and keep thinking they need a little something and this might just be the trick. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!! i'm sssssoooooo stalking our home depot until i find these! i saw a pin before but when i went and looked there were really dainty looking ones and i didnt like it. hubster didnt like the 3" dowel rod i wanted him to cut down to size but i totally LURVE these! i'm printing the pix and taking it to Home Depot! oh and thanks! so showing my hubster that i am NOT the only one who goes to goodwill as much as he goes to home improvements (first name basis) but seriously HOW are we to get all the good stuff if we dont go that often?!?!

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  20. Quick and easy home improvement projects are my favorite...especially when they are inexpensive. Your cabinets were nice, but now they have a custom look. *love* this!

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  21. Oh my gosh my cabinets must be sad too! They don't have any feet! Hmmm I wonder if that will work with my husband. :) Awesome idea, it looks great! I would love if you shared this at my Throwback Thursday party. I hope to see you there! And thanks for sharing :) http://www.hubbymademe.com/throwback-thursday-no-11/

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  22. I love the way they look with feet. It looks very nice especially with white cabinets.

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  23. What a big difference with a simple and cheap gadget. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blosgpot.com in the evening.

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  24. I soooo need to give my poor cabinets some feet! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  25. Good design is really in the details and they don't have to be complicated. Love this idea! If you get a chance I would love for you to come link up at my Pin Party.

    http://sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/09/pintastic-monday-link-party-10.html#.UGClu64-WnD

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  26. Hello, first time here, lOVE the 100 year old home, lovely! 2nd, great idea on the feet for the cabinets, cute post too!

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  27. Just shoes? I think they may start demanding warm fuzzy socks ...

    :)

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  28. Love this! I will be featuring you tomorrow! Thanks for linking up!
    Kim~madeinaday

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  29. What a great idea!! I love it! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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