Hello guys! Today I was browsing around on Pinterest looking at some ideas of living room decor and found a beautiful coffee table, what made me wanna change the hairpin leg coffee table we have now. But before changing it up, I thought it would be nice to show you guys an easy DIY!

Because, I don’t know about you guys..but I love a DIY project!

While we were living in an apartment, space optimization was really important so, we looked for furniture that could have multiple uses.

Two pieces we were missing were a coffee table and a side table yet, we didn’t have space for both, specially for the coffee table and even though i tried to find a piece that could be both, we didn’t have much luck.

Why? Because the style of sofa we bought made it difficult to find the correct table for it.

Either the table didn’t have the right length or it didn’t have the right height. Since the sofa has no arms, it is 40 inches (1metro) deep and 14 inches (35cm) high we needed something so specific that I realized that making my own table would be much easier.

This is our sofa the 3 seats Sofo sofa from TokStok

HOT TIP Coming for you! If you got a sofa with no arms make sure to use a side table with a height 2-4 inches higher or lower than the sofa seat.

Since the beginning, one of the models i was looking for were hairpin leg tables so, why not make one? it seemed pretty straight forward and it actually is!


For this DIY your going to need:

  • 4 harping legs
  • 1 wood board with 16in (40cm) wide, 30in (90cm) long and 1.5in (4cm) thick. (you can change this up to suit your needs)
  • 8 screws
  • measuring tape
  • 1 screwdriver
  • Plastic spatula
  • sheet of marble contact paper

Note: The quantity for the contact paper will depend on the size of the table you’r doing. In my case, I found a store that sold the paper by m².

Step 1 – Attaching the hairpin legs!

To attach the hairpin legs to the wood board, make sure to measure first.

About 4in (10cm) from the width and between 1-2in (3-5cm) from the length side of the board.

That will make your table a lot sturdier that if you attach them in the wood board limit.

Step 2 – Apply the contact paper

Applying the marble contact paper!

Turn the table over, with a dry towel, clean any dust of the wood board and begin applying the contact paper.

The best way that I found, was to start from the wight part of the table, covering the edge and pulling the protection paper underneath the contact.

Make this process really slowly with the help of a plastic spatula definitely, use something that if you break it, won’t be a problem!

And that’s it guys! when your contact paper is done you will have a beautiful table done, in less than an hour!

Hairpin leg table final results!

Below is my actual coffee table! It’s not decorated because we just moved in to our new home and everything is still in the boxes lol

diy hairpin leg table

If you missed the first post of our home renovation in the first floor, click the link: HOME 19 – Renovation Series

And if you do this project please comment below what you thought about the process and share a picture!

Leave your comment below! I would love to hear what you think!