How Cute Is That? is my mom’s favorite expression — and our ongoing home decor & DIY series. From aprons to attics to alternative offices, we’re breathing new life into anything old, sharing inspired ideas, and spinning mismatched scraps into charming decor. And YES, you can try this at home!
Mom: If you’ve ever watched Portlandia, then you know the infamous reference of “put a bird on it and call it art.” Well, I admit I put birds on everything and call it art. I also put feet on everything.
Kelly Rae: It's true. My mom puts feet on everything.
Mom: I love buying storage boxes from Target, and putting feet on them. Why not…it's a nice way to add a unique touch to something store bought.
Mom: For "feet", I mostly use glass or ceramic drawer pulls from Hobby Lobby or Home Depot or even Target and Anthropology. I've also used old metal bobbins, old wheels, glued-together buttons, and antique doorknobs. It’s probably an obsession. Adding a little bit of whimsy to everyday items and décor will make you smile.
Kelly Rae: So simple, but so cute!
Mom: There are several ways to attach them – the quick and easy glue gun, a screw, or a more permanent glue such as liquid nails or super glue. I prefer the glue gun just for the sake of instant gratification. I've even hot glued feet on an old white meat patter and served cookies on it. If you use a glue gun instead of permanent adhesive, soaking in hot water will remove the feet after a party.
Mom: The pictures in this post share just some of the many ways to be a little be quirky with feet. Look around your house and put feet on it!
|These feet were attached to the vintage suitcase with screws - awesome DIY table!|
(these feet are actually bookends - awesome idea)
Kelly Rae: How cute is that! Thanks to my mom for her brilliant feet inspiration!
What you guys think? Do you ever put feet on your store bought items? We'd love to see and hear your ideas!
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