Thursday, June 13, 2013

Simple, Drop Leaf Dining Table

Alright, so the amount of rain we have gotten up here in the northeast is bordering on ridiculous right about now. It's to the point where the nice sunny days are a rarity instead of the other way around!  Being cooped up in June and continually having to drag all my painting stuff inside is getting a little old.
Anyway, sometimes it is so tough to sell pieces of furniture that I've refurbished because I've fallen in love. And sometimes, I totally give in and keep the piece, but other times I know they just need to go because I truly have no room for it. 
I loved this little drop leaf dining table that my husband picked up for me.

First of all, I just in general have a thing for drop leaf tables because they are so versatile. The smaller size allows for use as entry or side tables.


Secondly, this table also had a cute little drawer and really interesting cut outs on the corners of the drop leaf sections.

 I knew that I wanted to keep this table super classic so I kept my makeover of it to a minimum. I painted the top black and lightly distressed. The base was left in it's natural very lightly stained wood and I waxed the entire thing for extra protection.  I also kept the original hardware because I loved it!

Here's a quick shot of it set up as a dining table (albeit in my living room), but I did want to show it all opened when I listed it for sale.

Thank goodness this one sold quickly because, honestly, I was getting a little bit too attached to it.
Lastly, here's a little preview of what I've been (very slowly) working on this week!!!!!
Have a great day!


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  1. Love this table & the 2 toned effect. I would have wanted to keep it too! Cabinets are looking good too!

  2. Love the table, it really is just a perfect piece for so many places. Hugs, Marty

  3. I love drop leaf tables too...I cut the legs down on mine to use it as a coffee table...the sides come up for game night!!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

  4. I love that table too - might not have been able to part with it!
    Love Cheryl's idea of cutting the legs - what a great way to have a games table !!!

  5. What a beautiful table Angela! I love the black and natural wood combination. I just might have to use that combination on a table in my garage!

  6. Really pretty the way you made it over and I'm loving your kitchen!

  7. super cute! i love its rustic simplicity!

  8. You are so right about drop leaf tables. I had one and sold it when we moved to CO and I could cheerfully kick my own back side. Your table is great, wonderful size and the little drawer and cut outs on leaves are very cute, love it. Love the color of top and skirt/legs.
    We have a small single wide mfg. home with no eating area at all. Why did we buy this place, I'm wondering. Cause it's very expensive here to buy a dump, let alone a snazzy place. We found our place out in the country area west of Grand Junction. There are homes around us but not too close. We are in the original township of Loma. Just our 1/2 acre lot used to have 5 houses on it. Anyway, when we have company there's no place for people to eat but the living room, having to balance their plates on their laps, not fun or good. The table I sold would have been great for company. It's just us two old people mostly so we eat in living room all the time.
    When hubs was on road trucking in MT and KY I ate in l/r anyway watching tv. I'd love to find another decent drop leaf table. Bet it was hard for you to give up your table. Happy days

  9. Love this table, it is charming. The weather we are having is ridiculous. I can't believe how much rain we have had and the sun, what sun! It is damp and cool too. Getting on my last nerve.


  10. What a great looking table! The makeover you gave it was perfect. I am sure that one was hard to sell! Life to the full, Melissa @DaisyMaeBelle

  11. Such a sweet table. I'm the same way, fall in love with many pieces slated for the shop. Sometimes hard to sell them...

  12. I love drop leaf tables too! That one is especially nice. I'm a new follower,

  13. That is such a beautiful table and I love how you've accessorized it! I completely relate to the rain since I'm an Oregonian and our summer doesn't seem to actually start until July! :-)


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