Once upon a time I used living room side table legs to make a short corner shelf much taller.
On the left you can see the outline of the original piece in amongst the details I added.

AFTER                       BEFORE

The two curvy pieces on the top are from a mid century arm chair.

The ornate detail at the top middle is a vintage metal mirror corner, drilled and nailed in place.
The whole cabinet inside and out was painted in ASCP Old White then light edge distressing all over.

BEFORE                   AFTER

Now let's get to those legs ...

I made the cabinet taller with 3 legs stolen from a roadside table. These legs are very common
on inexpensive living room side tables but hard to use when adding to typical furniture.
I attached them on the outside with 3 inch screws driven from inside the cabinet.
I capped the legs off with a short turning and a pineapple curtain finial. The back leg
was also attached outside on the back with screws driven from inside.

I hope this can inspire you to create something with different pieces of furniture
for your own home, and one way to use those easy to find side table legs.

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