Drop Leaf Farmhouse Coffee Table

drop leaf farmhouse coffee table

Furniture projects have been a little light since my hubby left for his deployment. It’s just not as easy to lug furniture around with only one pair of hands. It feels so good to be working on a few big pieces recently. Not just because it’s freeing up space in my already packed garage but I just love transforming furniture pieces….watching them go from broken, shabby, or outdated to beautiful and new. This Drop Leaf Farmhouse Coffee Table is not an exception.

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Yesterday I shared this very shabby coffee table in my latest Thrifty Thursday post. It was a complete wreck. The top of it was rough and spotty to say the least. However, I snagged it at a great price.

drop leaf farmhouse coffee table

The first thing this table needed was a good sanding. A really good sanding. The bottom and legs of the table were in ok shape, but the top needed a lot of work. Luckily it’s just a large flat surface which makes sanding easier, oh and my handy power sander.


I decided that I wanted the table to have a farmhouse feel to it, so I painted the bottom half and stained the top.

drop leaf farm house coffee table

Once the top had been completely sanded down it was time to stain it. I used Minwax Wood Finish in Dark Walnut. Because the wood was so weathered and rough there are slight variations in the new stain. It goes perfectly with the farmhouse look. I topped the new stain job with some wipe on poly.

drop leaf farm house coffee table

I painted the bottom part of the table with some good ole DIY Chalk Paint. In white of course. I gave all the edges a bit of sanding to show the wood underneath. I used some Minwax Finishing Paste as a protective coat.

drop leaf farm house coffee table

Who knew that this little shabby table could turn out so lovely? I absolutely adore how this little Drop Leaf Farmhouse Coffee Table turned out.

drop leaf farmhouse coffee table

I love how the sides can be put down for everyday use but extended when more surface space is needed!

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  1. Your coffee table makeover is great! I love the table and how you refinished it. I always see tables in thrift stores but I didn’t know how to fix them. Thanks for the inspiration!


  2. The table looks amazing! Just shows what vision, talent, and a little elbow grease can do!
    Love it! Please share with us at the linky party, too.

  3. Oh that is quite the makeover! I love how it looks now. Really love the white chippy paint on the legs!

  4. Love it!! Great job.

  5. Kristy Gatz says:

    I love it! What a sweet piece to have!

  6. Sharleen says:

    Oh gorgeous, what a transformation. I love it. you did a really good job.

  7. i love this! where do you find such great furniture to transform?

  8. That is fantastic! I don’t suppose you’d like to… ahem… sell it?

  9. It turned out awesome! Great find 🙂

  10. Looks great!!

  11. I had serious doubts when you posted the “before” pics. But, duh, if it turned out awful, I guess you wouldn’t have told us to come back tomorrow.

    That shabby look doesn’t work in my house, but I am a big fan of well-done DIY, no matter the style. That table is definitely well done. Congrats!

  12. Love the farmhouse feel to this!

  13. Hi Courtney! Stopping by for the first time and have to say how lovely I think your table turned out! You did a wonderful joy transforming a sad piece into a beauty!

    So happy to meet you 🙂
    Kindly, Lorraine

  14. This table is gorgeous! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a drop-side coffee table, but I think I’m in love! We’ll be featuring this tomorrow at Someday Crafts, so pop on over if you have a minute!

  15. Beautiful….Dee from My Painted Stuff

  16. Great job! Visiting from the Shabby Nest

  17. I love your table! My grandmother had one very similar to this one. I am your newest follower from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully want to follow me back! Have a great weekend! Nicole

  18. Courtney, thanks for sharing. I will be giving my table a new life, we have one similar standing n the basement. Love the idea of sanding white legs !

  19. Great job! It is adorable. I love the aging you did on the legs. Isn’t rescuing furniture so fun!
    Krista @thehappyhousie

  20. I have one similar to yours. Been wondering what to do with it. Thanks for the inspiration! Yours look fab!

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