Vintage Drop Leaf Kitchen Table

Vintage Drop Leaf Kitchen Table @adiamondinthestuff

Since making the move to Louisiana I haven’t been finding the treasures like I thought I would be. Everyone told me I would be finding lots of awesome junking treasures in the South, but it’s been slim pickins thus far. I have a feeling part of that is because I don’t know where to look. I have slowly been checking out thrift stores and looking around for those hidden gems. If I have any readers from the Shreveport area and know of places I should check out, let me know!

Well anyways, a couple weeks ago I did score this awesome old drop leaf kitchen table. It only has one leaf though. It’s pretty old and I can tell that it’s been around awhile. The other leaf is just gone, but I still think it is an amazing table.

Vintage Drop Leaf Kitchen Table

The table was pretty wobbly which was an easy fix, just a little tightening of the legs. It also needed a major scrubbing. I think this table must of been shoved in some barn somewhere and forgotten for years.

Vintage Drop Leaf Kitchen Table

Of course I painted the vintage table! I used some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White for a creamy white makeover. I wanted to work with the shabby look of the table so of course I distressed the table with some sandpaper.

Vintage Drop Leaf Kitchen Table

I decided to try some Polycrylic on my drop leaf table. I haven’t used it with the Annie Sloan paint but I wanted to give it a try. It worked really well, it did yellow the paint just a bit but it almost adds to the old feel of the table! I’ll just keep that in mind in the future!

Vintage Drop Leaf Kitchen Table

The table turned out so cute! It would be such an adorable breakfast nook table or a little entryway table.

Vintage Drop Leaf Kitchen Table

Vintage Drop Leaf Kitchen Table

Vintage Drop Leaf Kitchen Table

Well that’s it for today! I hope you enjoyed the transformation of my Vintage Drop Leaf Kitchen Table!

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  1. I love that drop leaf table! The ASCP in white with the poly is such a great idea. I had wondered what I should do if I don’t want to use the dark wax. Perfect! Good luck with your continuing search for thrift finds in your new area! Have a great day. ~ Jamie P.S. I’m pinning your table and the large spoon, fork, and “eat” letters. Too cute!

    • Thanks Jami! You could always use a clear wax as well, I just really didn’t feel like buffing out the wax so I went with the poly! Either would be fine! : ) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I’m always on the lookout for thrift places and they are slim pickings! There is a place called Rivercity Antiques that is going out of business. Over near there is the Shreveport Rescue Mission and you can sometimes find great things there. These places aren’t in the best part of town so go during the day!

    • THANKS HANNAH! Ya I’m actually really surprised at the lack of goodies out there! Do you know of any good Estate Sale companies around? Maybe that would be a fun way to go?

      • I’m curious as to what you paid for your table. I have a larger, but similar one belonging to my parents (from the 1930s) and thought about selling it. I can’t decide whether to re-finish it and keep it or sell. I am wondering what it is worth.

        • Well what I paid is probably a little bit skewed because I got it at Goodwill. It is missing one of the drop leafs and wasn’t in the best shape. If your’s is in good shape, I’m sure someone would be willing to pay a fair price. Ask what you’d be comfortable getting for it and if no one bites you can lower the price!

  3. So cute! I had a table that is almost identical to this one and I turned it into a desk. Love this style!

  4. The power of paint!! Great job!

  5. Oooh la la! I love the table it’s gorgeous!

  6. Beautiful! I’m featuring it in this week’s Power of Paint Party Spotlight.

  7. Lovin’ that table! What a great makeover; it looks so great!

  8. Great job! It looks beautiful!

  9. Beautiful table. Great job.

  10. Where you get the spoon and fork I love them

  11. Ann Marie says:

    Hi! I love your table, it’s totoally my style. I’m working on my kitchen and trying to add some color to an all white/cream/tan kitchen. I love the paint color on your wall. Can you tell me what color it is and who makes it? Thanks for your help!


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