The Drop Leaf Table

9.19.2011

A couple of weeks ago I showed you a drop leaf table I purchased at a really great price. I showed you the damage on it and how I covered the flaws with Restor A Finish.  Many made the comment that they would see how long it is before I paint it. Not happening. It will stay in its natural state. Now I am ready to show you where I placed it.


This is the way this area did look. I decided to move this chest back in my bedroom and now let's see this spot now.

 This is how it looks now. At first it took me a while to get used to the size difference, but now I love it.








On top is this chicken wire charger from PB last year topped with old leather books, antlers and another pair of old glasses.

This is another piece of coral I found for only $4 at the antique store. It fell during the chest and table switch and a lot of the tips broke off.

This old crock sits on the table now instead of in the cabinet.

My concrete sheep rests here.

And this reproduction Staffordshire piece sits on top of the cabinet.


So what do you think. Not bad for $60. You like this or the chest here better?

Have a super week!


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76 comments:

  1. You know I like this table in place of the chest and the chest beside your bed. The chest looked great there too though. It's always so much fun to get a new piece of furniture and come home and play with it!

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  2. It looks great there Kim. I love that little cabinet you arranged on top. Very cute!
    Sherry

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  3. I like the table. It seems more in scale for the space with what you have on it. You do a great job.
    Betty from www.bsneeringer.blogspot.com

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  4. I like the cabinet too. Drop leaf tables are great, especially when you need extra room for entertaining!

    Lori

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  5. I think it looks nice there, Kim...and one of the things that I like about it is that because it is a bit lower nothing sticks up above the stair rests...your lamp is below it and so is the chicken. I never really noticed that before until comparing the two pictures. Nice job and I don't think I would ever paint it either- xo Diana

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  6. Beautiful! Glad you didn't paint it!

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  7. Kim,
    Your table was a beautiful find! I like the table in its new home! Adore the basket of pillows and your sheep!
    Wendy

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  8. Kim I'm no help because I love both pieces and I think they both look great their! But, I also liked when you had that chest in your bedroom too! It's always fun to changes things up! Martina

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  9. I love the crock & the little cupboard - gorgeous!

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  10. Kim, changes look great! Thanks for sharing.
    Sandy

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  11. Hi Kim,

    What a beautiful table and a steal, WOW! I do like the table there, the warm tones of your hardwood floor and the warm tones of the table are very compatible, a perfect fit!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  12. I love the dropleaf table there but also like the dresser too! It's fun to move things around isn't it! I should be doing that myself!

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  13. Your table looks rich and beautiful. I don't think I would paint it either. You restored it nicely. Blessing Wanda

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  14. I like them both there, but I think I am loving the drop leaf. I love the natural wood against the wall. It is lovely!

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  15. Kim that is a good looking table, and you are right, it looks great natural, I love the contrast to the wall. Looks good there!

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  16. I like the dark wood of the table rather than the light paint of the chest. I also think the table is a better height as the things on the chest almost ran into the moulding on the stairs. The table looks fantastic and like it was meant to be there.

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  17. You know, I think I would prefer the lighter table during the spring and summer and the darker drop leaf table for the fall and winter. Both are gorgeous pieces. I love all your accent pieces, too! XO ~Liz

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  18. I love the new table! What a great find~ and you can't beat the price! The dark wood looks great!

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  19. I like the table better - nice find! Love all your do-dads.

    Dropping by from Met Monday.

    Allison
    Atticmag
    Vintage Gumwood Cabinet Kitchen

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  20. I love the look of both. Your new table is gorgeous! I think the wood tone of the table compliments the room. It looks fantastic as does all your pretties on it!!

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  21. Kim this new table looks fatastic! I love the darker color. It pops.

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  22. Change is good! What I especially like is your little sheep!
    Best,
    Susan

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  23. I was working on a drop leaf table almost JUST LIKE this one today. In fact, I searched the internet for inspiration because mine is so damaged that I have to paint it. Yours is lovely and in much better shape than mine. And, I love the shape of yours. Mine is a bit larger. Love your vignette. Now I know where I will come when I get ready to stage it. What do you think...Antique White?
    Fran

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  24. What a gorgeous table....I really like it in this spot! It's always fun to switch things up....beautiful vignette :o)
    ~Des

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  25. I think you're going to be really happy to have left the table in its more natural state. I like the painted furniture, but both the natural and the painted are complemented, one by the other.

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  26. Such a beautiful table and you can do so many different vignettes. I love the look of the dark wood with the other pieces in your room. It plays off nicely with all the painted pieces. Gives the room some warmth. Hugs, Marty

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  27. I love both... I like being able to change things up! I have been wanting to do a post on the table I got in Atlanta.. It's at the end of my bed now, but it would literally go in my living room, family room, top of stairs, etc. I have not gotten motivated enough to move the table to all the places and photograph yet... maybe this winter on a snow day!
    Your home looks absolutely lovely and charming... I love all your adorable accessories!
    Jan

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  28. a beautiful table and I do like it much better than the chest! Love the wood.

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  29. All I can say Kim is where do you find the time and energy to make all the wonderful changes you make!

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  30. BOTH are lovely ... my vote ... the chest is best ...
    sigh

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  31. I love both pieces...would be a hard decision, but both look great! Your vignettes created surrounding the table are inviting, unique and so interesting! :)

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  32. Kim, I like that you left the table natural wood. It makes a nice contrast with the wall paint color and looks great with your floors. Love the table and the vignette.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  33. I love the table there, too but it seems a little swamped by all that is on top and around it. Such a stunning table should be the hero of the area but it is lost somehow in the mix. Just my opinion.

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  34. Very pretty, love the chest also and the basket with the vintage towels!

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  35. Great find Kim and it looks so nice where you've placed it! I love Restore a Finish...use it all the time to spruce up old pieces!

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  36. Hi Kimmie! Oh, I love your drop leaf and it looks like a Duncan Phyfe. I'm no good at telling you what to do. Just know both pieces look great there and now you can swap things around more! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  37. Looks so beautiful, Kim! And, I love the basket filled with pillows beside it, too.

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  38. I love this table, but I miss the chest there. I loved it!! You know you make anything look like it was just meant for whatever spot you put it! blessings ~ tanna

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  39. Love that dresser, but I love how the table looks there, too. You always accessorize so well, so that everything looks like just the right piece. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Love it. Looks more proportionate. The staircase isn't competing with the lamp. Everything is beautiful. Don't you love it when things just click?

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  41. Its always fun to try different furniture arrangements. I love both looks. I loved the chest there and I love this totally different look too. I think you have more room this way. The vignette you created on top of the table is perfect. I also love the pillows in your basket. My favorite pillow is the one on the chair. Great look.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  42. The basket of pillows gives such a comfy homey feel.

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  43. It's a beautiful thing. I have the same urn with the curly handles, btw :-) Wish I had your flare for design though...

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  44. Looks fabulous Kim and I love the basket full of pillows as well!

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  45. It looks so nice Kim! I love the natural wood with all of the painted pieces. I think you're wise to keep it like it is.

    You have great accessories too!

    Have a great week.
    Pam

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  46. I've always liked a few pieces of natural wood in with painted.
    I think it looks really nice there.
    xo bj

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  47. I like the table there better! You see more of the neat things you have on display that the piece of furniture now! Love it! ♥

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  48. Beautiful!! I love that table! You have such a talent putting together displays and vignettes!!
    Jane

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  49. Kim, it is a lovely fall piece! I think it adds that bit of warmth to your room in its natural state. Your display is wonderful, as always! I LOVE your home!!!

    xo
    Becky

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  50. I think it is nice to see some wood in the area, mixed with all the paint. Just gives a little richness. Looks like fall and winter as well. And with the holidays coming it could come in handy for serving, just pull up a leaf or two. I think you done good. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  51. I love the way you always keep things fresh by moving them around. I have been doing that more lately and it really makes you stop and notice things in your home more. I love all your details!
    -Shelley

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  52. I like the drop leaf better in your hall. The size does take getting used to, but because it's wood, your accessories pop. Like Richard said, it is versatile and will come in handy during the holidays for extra dining.
    Great purchase!

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  53. I absolutely adore this table! I am so glad you did NOT paint it! I love it's new post, looks great!

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  54. I love drop leaf tables and yours looks great right there. The little cabinet is very interesting on it too.

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  55. Hi Kim, you could do no wrong with either one because they both look great! Love the accessories you've added.

    Enjoy your day,
    Gail

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  56. I think it looks beautiful there Kim! Especially since you have the white woodwork of your entertainment center close by. It gives some nice contrast. I think you dressed the whole area up just perfectly and it is all gorgeous! :-)
    Vanessa

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  57. I love the staging! It looks like it belongs in a magazine...maybe like Pottery Barn? :) You did a great job.

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  58. It looks great there Kim...What a great find and awesome deal. Everything looks lovely...like always :-)

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  59. It looks great here and is a good scale for the area. Plus, the base and legs are shown off nicely in this location.

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  60. I think they both look really nice...sometimes it feels good just to switch things up a little and keep it fresh though. I love that little green cabinet and your basket of linens...very pretty :)

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  61. I love the table where you placed it. The chest looked wonderful there too! I can't wait to see it in the bedroom. Love, love, love your decor!

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  62. Either one looks great. The dark however is more striking in that spot and doesn't overpower either.
    Rowena

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  63. Everything you do looks great~it is nice to have a change of pace in areas. It just feels more interesting when we switch it up. The table is a classic!

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  64. Love it. I have been looking for some time for a sofa table, but now that I see your drop leaf I think I will look into buying one of these instead. Thanks for the idea.

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  65. Your drop leaf table looks really great here! It has a real french farmhouse feel to it which I am really into lately. Love all of your accessories including the pretty chair next to it!

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  66. Lordy girl, do you ever stop!!?? I like BOTH pieces there so you now have 2 things to interchgange. And we all know you WILL change:):) I love natural wood and this table seems to mix beautifully with the painted pieces. LOVE that little cabinet on top, just LOVE it! XO, Pinky

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  67. You have developed your own style which is warm and charming. I would like to see the table without the chair and basket around it. I would also decide if I liked the cabinet or the lamp best and eliminate one. You have lovely things, but they get lost when you have so many together. As you can tell I am a less is more type!

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  68. and Jep, I am not a less is more person.

    thanks

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  69. That table is gorgeous...don't you dare paint it. It has such a rich patina to it.

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  70. I like the chest best and love the little cabinet filled with goodies.

    The table looks good I jUst love the chest best

    but you know what it doesn't matter what I like because you always have such great ideas and it is a great idea for you now

    keep them coming

    Janice

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  71. I think it's fun to be able to swap around furniture. The drop leaf look great there. Sorry about the coral.

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  72. Kim, this looks SO gorgeous!! I LOVE the table and the accessorizing is just impeccable!!

    SO pretty!

    Lou Cinda

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  73. I do like the warmer color of the wood for a cozy fall/winter look. I also love the chair next to it...looks great!

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  74. That table is beautiful!

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  75. Love the entire set up here. The cushions in the basket is such a fabulous idea. And what's that on the table.... A mini closet? It's super cool.

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  76. I do love that chest, but have to say I think this entire vignette is a better choice!!...the drop leaf is the perfect size to surround with all of that great decor....have a great weekend, xo, Mariaelena

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