Wednesday, August 17, 2011
How to Make Cabinet Feet
Have you ever priced cabinet feet? Let me just tell you they’re expensive…anywhere from $20 upwards to $60 PER foot! Crazy I tell ya! I’ve been wanting to put feet on my kitchen cabinets for a long time, but I’m sure not paying those prices! Then I came across a fabulous tutorial that’s floating around in blogland on how to make your own cabinet feet. I was totally inspired by it, so I made my own. Heather, over at The Picket Fence, came up with this idea, and it’s great!
To make your cabinets have feet like this…..
you just need to buy a few packages of these from Lowes….
These are made for curtain rods or crafts and you get two in a pack for $2.86!! (if you want cheap curtain rods, these on closet doweling would be great!_
You’re going to want to remove the screw with pliers like this…
To get mine to fit under the cabinets, I cut off the round top of the finial to make it flat, like this……
You’re also going to want to purchase some 1” flat head plugs. They’re $2.55 a pack.
I used my Gorilla glue that I got on my Bloggers Jaunt back in June to glue the plugs in place…
Just place a little dab of blue on the end of the finial that you took the screw out of like this….. (sorry about the blurry picture)
Just place the plug on your dab of glue and let dry….
Then you just prime and paint, or stain them, the color you need. I just glued mine in place with gorilla glue, but you could just hot glue them in place too, they just wouldn’t be as permanent.
Here’s the before and after pics of my cabinets….
AFTER: (and please over look the dirt on my floors, I guess I really should sweep before doing after pictures! lol) :0)
Here’s the price break down…
I bought : 4 packs of finials at $2.86 a pack $11.44
2 packs of plugs at $2.55 a pack 5.10
for a total of $16.54!!
I did all my cabinets for less than the cost of one foot! woo to the hoo!
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and let me know if you do this to your cabinets!