I know some of you have been dying to see my table.
Maybe not DYING, but hoping to see it.
So here it is.
I found it online maybe a day after I sold my couch set for $180. This table was $100.
I’ve been looking for a table that expanded to seat 10 for at least a year, and didn’t always have the money when I did find one we both liked (which never happened). But he liked this one too.
It came with 4 chairs like the one on the end, which I’m not crazy about and look like they don’t even fit with the table. It also came with a bench made by the previous owners to accommodate their 6 kids. It fits under the long side perfectly. The chair seats are pretty scratched up from said kids, and because I like mismatched chairs, I only use the 2 nicest ones for now.
The table also came with 2 big leaves, expanding the table to seat 12 comfortably! Yay! We’ve used it quite a bit already. It also works great for laying out patterns with plenty of room for the sewing machine.
It’s not in perfect shape. But that’s what I wanted.
It’s got scratches all over it and dings along the edges.
It’s a veneer top with solid wood legs.
Lovely, carved legs.
When you look at it up close you can tell it’s not a fine piece of furniture, but that’s ok.
I wanted one I wouldn’t be afraid to paint one day.
I’ll give you a minute to rant and rave at me.
It’s not a priceless antique and it’s pretty beat up. I can paint it if I want to.
I was reading through a library book the other day about prairie style decor (not the Frank Lloyd Wright kind, the romantic, country, shabby chic kind) and I found a table almost identical to mine.
I like it. And he likes it.
Now I just have to get around to painting it.
I’ll wait till it’s warmer out. It’s trying to snow a bit today.