We found this old drop leaf table on Craigslist for a steal! With a little tweaking, tighting of screws, oil and furniture polish it looks brand new! This table came with 6 leaves and extends even larger than this photo shows.

We paired it with 6 parsons chairs (slipcovers from IKEA) to get a “shabby chic” farmhouse look for under $300.00. Another option would be to chalk paint the entire piece or just the legs and leave the top in it’s natural condition; it all depends on whether you want to bring color into the room.

This table can be dressed up for the dining room or dressed down for an eat in kitchen the kids can do crafts on, it’s sturdy and versatile with all the leaves, it closes up to a 30″ drop leaf table and can be used as an entry table, they just don’t make furniture like this anymore!

Remember to think out of the box and repurpose and reuse those interesting pieces you drive by at garage sales…you never know!