Monday, June 6, 2016

From Dining Table to Desk: Farmhouse Style


When I have time, I like to look at the furniture for sale on Craigslist.  I spotted a drop leaf table for sale and was interested.  

Before:
I thought this table had potential as a desk or a console table, so I bought it.  


When I got it home, I sanded down the middle section of the table.  




I unscrewed the side leaves and was left with just the long narrow middle section which I sealed with AS dark wax/Linseed oil. 


I mixed up my own vintage green color and made it into chalk paint. 


After painting the base of the table and distressing the edges,  I sealed it too with AS dark wax and Linseed Oil. 


This table went from uneven dinning table to a great desk or console table with a lot more function and practicality.  





Hydrangea love 


Loving the legs! 





I love how this table turned out and my client bought it for her husband's home office. 
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30 comments:

  1. A nice piece. Would make a great desk.
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you Brenda-it is perfect as a desk I think!

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    1. Thank you Marigene-it sure looks different now!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne-it is way more functional now.

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  4. Mmmm. Nice job. What are you going to do with the two side pieces? There must be some way to up-cycle them, right?!

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    1. Thank you Naomi-the client who bought it the table for his desk took the side pieces too just in case he ever wanted to use them again for a table. I thought they would also make a good top for another table.

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  5. Love the custom paint color - so pretty with the light stained top.

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    1. Thank you Marie-I love the wood top and painted base too!

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  6. What a wonderful find. Looks beautiful! Take care, Maria

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    1. Thank you Marie Elena-It was a good find on CL and I am glad I made it useful again.

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  7. What a brilliant idea and beautiful transformation. Those sides have some great potential too. Love this!

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    1. Thank you Betsy-When I saw the picture on CL it just looked like a desk or a sofa table to me more then a dinning table!

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  8. So gorgeous! You did a great job. And the styling is top notch.
    :) gwingal.com

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    1. Thank you Nikki-I am kind of crushing on this piece too!

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  9. Fabulous transformation! You have such a great eye to see the potential of an ugly duckling.
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-I am glad I was able to take this from ugly to a beauty!

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  10. Love this table. Beautiful piece.

    Judy

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    1. Thank you Judy-it was a fun transformation!

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    1. Thank you Su-it did turn out pretty neat!

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  12. Another great redo I bet your clients were happy. I really like the drop leaf style it's a good space saving piece :)

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    1. Thank you Michelle-This piece is very functional now -the drop leaf parts were not very level.

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  13. What a great idea DD! The green color is fantastic. Thank you for so faithfully joining us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. You are a treasured blogging friend.

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  14. I love drop leaf tables! They are so versatile and yours is a beauty. I love the color!

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  15. You did such a great job mixing up your own vintage green, Darrielle. It's gorgeous! And now you have two leaves to make signs with! Take care!

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  16. Gorgeous project and I have my Mom's drop leaf kitchen table-love them:)
    So lovely to have you join us at TOHOT!
    Jemma

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  17. What a great colour! It looks so nice with the wood top! Beautiful as always!
    I hope you have an amazing day!
    Smiles!
    Terry
    The Curator's Collection & Making Broken Beautiful

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  18. I absolutely love this! And you're a girl after my own heart - hydrangeas are my absolute favorite flower!Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!
    xoKathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

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