It got me thinking, what legs could I paint in my apartment?
This side table in my family room was just the victim I needed.
Here is the before so you can see what I was working with
Yes, I know they aren't straight legs like the inspiration photos- but I was going to make it work anyways.
I got out a ruler and pencil and started taping out how high I wanted to paint. I decided not too far up since the table is not huge to begin with. But, not too low that you don't notice them.
For reference, I taped up 3 inches. I probably could have gone up an inch or so higher on the legs, and I could always go back and paint more- we'll see.
I forgot to take during photos because I got so excited how they were coming out, oops. But after two coats (and ripping off the tape while the paint was still WET) this is how they came out
I went with GOLD for no other reason then I love it lately. They kinda look like extra large gold leg caps, but it's just paint
It's one of those details you might not notice right away, but when you do it's like BAM those are some hot gold legs.
This project took very little paint & tape and maybe 45 minutes of my time. Oh, and since I had all of the materials already it was a $0 makeover- the best kind!
So people, get out those rulers and start marking up your furniture to paint. I promise it's an instant gratification kind of DIY that has pretty results.
PS- anyone notice the pink stools gone in the after photos? Yup, those are in the process of another makeover too. Like I tell my husband, no need getting too upset if you don't like something around here, it will be gone in 3-6 months anyways.