Even though it was super comfortable, I got really sick of having a bulky sofa in my living room. It took up most of the wall and didn’t leave room for things like side tables and lamps, etc. I didn’t want to commit to a really expensive sofa that I might change my mind about, so we went to IKEA and picked up a Karlstad. The standard size was still a little too big so we settled on the loveseat. To be honest it has been great! The feature that sold me was the removable/changable slip cover. The thing I disliked most was the legs.
There are sites and online shops dedicated to making custom legs for IKEA furniture, but if you’re on a budget and want a solution fast, look to your local hardware store.
Standard block legs that did not fit my style at all. Luckily it’s easy to change. Cheap, too!
First you need to change the bracket on the bottom of the sofa to fit the new legs.
Then attach the new bracket.
This bracket is going to make the new legs fit. I got my legs and brackets at Lowe’s for under $15 and I simply painted them the colors I wanted.
Just screw those in and you’ve got brand new legs!
So far so good. Now I can afford to change them any time I want by either re-painting or just picking up a new set for under $10.
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