DIY Coffee Table Using a Salvaged Shutter

This DIY coffee table is one of my favorite pieces we’ve made!

DIY Coffee Table with Hairpin legs from a salvaged shutter! How adorable, you've gotta make this!

I know, I say that about all the things we make, but really this one is at the top of the list. In our other house, we didn’t really have room for a uni-tasking coffee table and needed to use a trunk that doubled as a coffee table that had tons of storage inside (<- that’s an affiliate link) for Lilly’s toys. In this house, we can actually have a dedicated coffee table in front of the sofa, because all the kids toys are tucked away “neatly” in baskets in cubbies. Well, 80% of the time.

DIY Coffee Table with Hairpin legs from a salvaged shutter! How adorable, you've gotta make this!




We decided to make this DIY coffee table using a salvaged shutter we got from a local shop called Carson’s in the Cornfield – If you’re near Lancaster PA, you’ve got to make a visit! They’ve got reproductions, antiques, but also some really good pickin’ junk, doors, shutters, hardware, barn wood, and all kinds of stuff I babble about in a lot of my posts.

DIY Coffee Table with Hairpin legs from a salvaged shutter! How adorable, you've gotta make this!

Andrew had the idea to invest in some custom made hairpin legs I found locally on Etsy, instead of regular furniture legs. We stripped the hardware off the shutter (we repurposed the latches to be anchors for our window blind cords), and gently sanded off the very few bits of paint that were chipping off, cleaned it up, and gave it a nice satin clear coat, leaving the holes and imperfections as is.

Then we attached the legs with some screws, and put this table straight into regular use!

DIY Coffee Table with Hairpin legs from a salvaged shutter! How adorable, you've gotta make this!

These legs look so awesome, don’t they? Keeping the piece super light and airy, with a little bit of contrast was important to us, because mixing texture, masculine and feminine touches, hard and soft. All that jazz. These legs offset the rustic farm vibe of the shutter, with some industrial goodness. Mmmmm… my favorite combo!

DIY Coffee Table with Hairpin legs from a salvaged shutter! How adorable, you've gotta make this!

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25 Comments

  1. AAAAAALLLLLLL the heart eyes for this Kim!!! Oh.My. Word. I need me an old shutter/door STAT. Also – those hairpin legs are pure perfection!!! Can’t wait to shout this one from the rooftops, girlfriend!! You really rocked this DIY!

  2. Why are there no ❤️ Buttons on here? I love anything made from a door or a shutter!!!!!! The hairpin legs are perfect.

    XOXo

  3. Somewhere in a cabinet or shelf in the garage I have old hairpin legs like this from my grandma’s old vanity stool. Now all I need is an old shutter to make an awesome coffee table just like this one. This is so beautiful, Kim, I wish I already had something like this in my house.

  4. This is exactly what I need! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Talk of the Town. I’ll be pinning and sharing on my Facebook page today.

  5. I love it! It is a great narrow table and the hairpin legs keep it updated and modern. Thanks for linking up to Talk of the Town party!

    1. They’re so hard to come by, I caved an had mine made from a shop on Etsy! They weren’t astronomical, probably $60 for the set. I have another set of counter-height legs, they were from the same local seller and they were $100 for the set. Check on eBay or Etsy and look for a shop near you! 😀 I absolutely love them, and want them on everything. Haha!

  6. I love your simple idea for this coffee table that looks so fantastic with like you say the mixed elements. We have an old basement door I want to replace and now I consider to reuse it as a coffee table too.

  7. I love hairpin legs! This looks so awesome. Great job Kim!!! I shared this on FB once before but I think it’s time to re share 🙂

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