I have a thing for mid century stuff. I particularly like hairpin legs. I never really cared for the Formica topped version of the 1950’s atomic, futuristic, sharp angled tables but I love the bent metal legs mixed with natural elements.
The photo above showed my screen when I searched Google Images for hairpin legs.
Two times in the last month hairpin legs fell into my lap thanks to The Social Planner.
At an estate sale my buddy, The Social Planner found this set of four coffee table legs. It was Sunday afternoon. They were getting ready to wrap up. I am not sure they knew what they were. I got them for $2.00. For the set. .50 per leg.
The coffee table legs are going to get a slab of cedar for a petite coffee table in the guest shed. It is under construction now.
The next set, my buddy found in a trash pile at our little cabin in the woods! There are three table height legs which isn’t that unusual. It was common to have three legs in hairpin tables. I wish I had a picture of her climbing into the pile to get them out. The photo below shows a three legged table off Etsy from Winespirations. I wish I had a wine barrel lid, but I think I will have something even cooler if I am just patient.
See the giant fallen tree below? Mr. Math is going to cut a section of this tree (called a cookie) for me to put on top of theses legs. The diameter of the trunk is 34 inches. I am not sure where it will end up when finished. I may be selling this particular table. It is going to be a fun project.
I sprayed all of the legs with a rust arresting spray paint then flat black paint. The will last forever if they aren’t allowed to rust.
Above is the difference between the legs once they are cleaned up and sprayed.
This is going to be a long process with lots of coats of poly, but I am looking forward to have something to do each evening that is pretty mindless. My life is about to have another twist in the road that even I did not see coming. More later. For now, the weather here is beautiful, the garden is growing, and it is dry enough to paint outside. Now if only the gale force winds would stop. Oh well, we can’t have it all.
Didn’t Mr. Math do a stellar job on the south pasture this weekend? It looks like a golf course.
I hope you had a great weekend.
Thank you for following along on our journey.
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