Don't you just love craigslist?
I found this cute French Provencal table for $15.00. The top needed a little TLC, but for the price it was so worth it.
I liked the original look with the stained top and cream colored base.
The length of the table fully extended with the leaf in was perfect, and since it had a little warping and a small gap on the leaf, I decided to make it permanently extended. We added metal joining brackets underneath the top to pull it closed. Because the apron had a gap when fully extended, we filled it with wood pieces.
I stripped the top using a eco friendly stripper, sanded it smooth and was able to correct some of the flaws in the top before staining.
Normally I like the table tops painted the same color as the rest of the table but my boyfriend wanted a stained top, so a stained top it was.
I painted the base with acrylic craft paint, distressed it some and finished it with a furniture paste wax.
I'm really happy the way it turned out and love it with my buffet and cane chairs.