the barn, she started moving furniture around and refining the space to meet her present needs. Since I'm now spending time there daily, I couldn't help but join in. Design is our shared love. The other day, she mentioned a need for something to set her ipod speaker/dock on. Later on, she wondered what to do with her favorite wooden soup crate. Its happy life as a coffee the table had recently ended when my mother reconfigured the dining area. I was staring at that crate sitting in the corner... now on its side. Always remember to turn things inside out and upside down to see their full potential. Those old soup can holes took on a new persona and looked like just the right spot to store wine bottles.
If we could raise it up on legs of some kind, maybe it would be the right height for her music station. Legs... of course, my mother had the perfect thing: a set of hairpin legs she had removed from a $2 garage sale coffee table.They fit perfectly!
Hairpin legs can add a bit of mid century "oomph" to any base. Watch for those distinct legs on garage sale tables or purchase your own hairpins at the height that's right for your next project here. Add them to a slab of wood for a bench or a table, and you'll have a simple and unique new piece for your home. More barn diy is in the works for next week!