Thursday, January 19, 2012

From 2 to 10

WARNING! You may want to grab a hankie or napkin...you will probably drool over this table.
Or, perhaps I am just speaking for myself!


It's a drop leaf! A very large drop leaf. With two leaves.

This table NEEDED to be a rustic farmhouse style table.

So I sanded the top down to the bare wood.

I stained the top with my customary dark walnut.

I painted the base white.


I distressed the base.


But, I didn't like it. So I un-distressed it (painted it again).


Added two coats of polyurethane.

The end result:


Biggest! Seating for 10!


Big! Seating for 8.


Almost Big. Seating for 4-6.


Smallest. Seating for 2.


I don't know what it is about drop leafs! I. Love. Them. They sell fast! Likely, because of their tremendous versatility for small to large spaces.

On a side note, the two chairs are from a set of five that go with a different antique table. I painted them the same white and added a distressing. The seats are covered in Hawaiian coffee sacks.

Remember the before:



Now for sale!

20 comments:

  1. You were right...pass the hanky...love!

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    1. Thank-you! I keep staring at it. What's wrong with me?

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  2. Amazing transformation! Love it! I am kicking myself for passing up a similar table on Craigslist! Never again! Thank you for the inspiration! You do beautiful work and I will be followin' ya!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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  3. Looks great! I have a table I need to paint. I better get at it.
    Barb

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  4. LOVE it! (I am a 'customary dark walnut' person, too.)

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  5. Adorable. I love it want that table - badly!

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  6. What a great table. So versatile. And I love the white and walnut. Nice job.
    Angie

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  7. You did a beautiful job. That has got to be the perfect table for a small space, its so versatile.

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  8. You're right. I'm drooling. It's gorgeous!

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  9. Yup I'm drooling too. I'm working on a similar project, except I have to re glue all the legs. Labour of love.

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  10. Wow!!! What did you do to the top? Looks wonderful.

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  11. Hi, Michele!!!
    First time on your blog!
    I loved this table!!! I also have a drop leaf table, which my son decided to make his desk. I need to sand it and stain, like you! Beautiful!

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