MAKING FURNITURE TALLER - carved bedside tables

Sometimes you can add legs to 
your furniture to get more height
but other times you can't. Let me
show you how I made these
bedside tables taller.

I had to come up with a way to add height without adding
 legs. In the end I was able to add an additional 3 inches to
 a pair of night stands with castors and lumber.

The two cabinets were only 24" tall, much too short for how
fancy they were. I got one and a half inches from adding a set
 of casters. I did this by drilling holes in the very center of the
 leg bottoms to install the metal collar the wheels slide
 into. After the wheels were all installed I unscrewed the tops
 of the cabinets and found I was able to built a wood frame
 that would add another one and a half inches.

They were sprayed in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Old White, 
before a coat of ASCP clear wax. I detailed them with Minwax
 dark wax to show off the carvings. I chose the Minwax
because it is a softer brown than AS dark wax.

Hope this inspires you if you need
to make a furniture piece taller.

all your hardware needs for finishing off your next
shabby chic project.



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