New Bun Feet

This is going to be a 2 part project... at least

First, I found these awesome, very old, oak bed parts on the side of the road.

Vintage headboard and footboards.

I swear I don't make this up, people throw out great stuff!

My husband was even with me, he didn't want to stop but I won.

Very, very, old and awesome but all I really want is the parts from these beds.

Especially those spindle tops!

Rest assured those headboard and footboard pieces will be showing up as awesome signs one of these days too!

Antique bed frame is perfect to use as pieces for my next project.

I have this big project I want to do, it has to do with painting kitchen cabinets.

Not all of them mind you, in my kitchen that is way too big of a job for me.

I have this desk area that I want to make look like a built-in hutch.

And here is where the bed comes in...

I chopped off the top of the bed spindles and made bun feet for under the cabinets out of them.

Repurposed bed spindles become bun feet in the kitchen.

You can see that my cabinets are in desperate need of paint and now the bun feet are too!

Bun feet added to kitchen cabinets before painting.

While I was at it I attached corbels to each side of the desk top.

All this prep before I actually paint the cabinets.

wooden corbels from the thrift store repurposed as kitchen corbels.

And this is where I'm leaving you...

*update* The hutch was painted French Linen and the corbels and bun feet are perfect! See it here.

Also check out the Headboard Message Center I made with another piece of this awesome find!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Tee hee you did it! Adding bling to furniture is not adding new furniture in the house.
    I was hoping you saw sign material there!!!
    Have fun.

  2. Oh how fun is this going to be. Can't wait to see it all done. Hugs, Marty

  3. Adding the feet really make a difference. Funny how the littlest thing can do that. Looks great.

  4. Very clever idea. Now if only I could find things on the side of the road. It just doesn't happen by me.


  5. What an awesome find! And a wonderful idea!
    I can't wait to see the finished project.
    Have a wonderful weekend, Susan!

  6. you BRAT!!! Love the sneak peak but I can't wait to see the final project. Have fun creating and changing things up!!


  7. I would LOVE to add the "feet" to my cabinets as well :o) What a great idea using the old bed frame and you can't beat FREE! Looking forward to seeing your cabinets when you are done

  8. Ooooh, you tease! : ) Great idea to use the spindles for bun feet, Susan. I was thinking the headboard and footboard would make great signs. So you've got at least two projects out of these bed parts. I know you will come up with more though!

  9. Great idea! I have 2 bed sets like that sitting in my spare room waiting.....for me to do something with them but I'm actually going to use mine for beds! LOL! I do need some bun feet though but I'll probably buy some as I have 2 bookcases and a dresser I want to put them beneath. I can't wait to see the finished product. It already looks great!
    P.S. I did not get mine for free but they were pretty darn cheap at a church sale!

  10. Susan, that is an antique rope bed, but I haven't a clue as to its value.

  11. Those make great feet for your cabinets. We are in the middle of remodeling our kitchen. I would like to have feet on our kitchen sink cabinet and also on the cabinets that make up our buffet area.
    The head and foot board will be great pieces to make signs out of.
    What a great find!!

  12. I have been following you for a few weeks now and I love your blog and all your awesome Finds. i have a ?... If you don't mind. Im new to this DIY projects.I do Blog But it was only for my handmade cards. There is a great site for cards Called and I was wondering if there is a site just for DIY projects or do you just blog and find others with the same interest. Thank You!

  13. I ave been looking for bun feet everywhere I go and you find them on the side of the road. lol. I want to use them in the exact same way so I can't wait to see how yours turn out.
    Thanks for sharing,

  14. I come not just to see what you make, but what you make it out of!


  15. Susan, I'm with you ... I would have JUMPED at those pieces. Gotta tell ya, the headboard reminds me of a sign that Pottery Barn had for awhile. I see a inspired piece. GREAT find my friend : )

  16. I can't wait to see the finished product!


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