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Published on May 9th, 2014 | by Gina Wagner of


Hairpin-leg table from HEMNES dresser top


30 minutes and $16 is all it took to make this hairpin-leg table/art desk for my kids’ playroom.

Lately, the kids’ art projects have been taking over the whole house. Everywhere I step, there’s evidence of coloring, cutting, gluing, painting, folding.

I love it. And I hate it, because it’s EVERYWHERE. Marker scribbles on my desk. Scissors on my favorite vintage dresser. Crayons and scraps of paper on the floor.

So I cleared out a corner of the playroom to make a dedicated work space.

For the table, I scoured the “As Is” section of IKEA and snatched up the blue table top (I think it was it a HEMNES dresser top) for $4. I drilled a few holes and attached 18″ metal hairpin legs that I found at a hardware store for $12.

It’s sturdy and functional, and stylish enough that we’ll use it as coffee table after the kids outgrow it.

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4 Responses to Hairpin-leg table from HEMNES dresser top

  1. Ken G. says:

    Where did you find the hairpin legs? I’ve been looking everywhere for those exact ones and they are much more expensive than what you got them for. Please share your source.

  2. debra says:

    Wow! What a find! I bought hairpin legs for $16 each! Mine were taller but you got a great deal on yours!

  3. Aubrey says:

    Yeah, that’s a killer deal – I also want to know where you found the hairpin legs so cheap!!

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