Sunday, July 18, 2010

$15.00 Dining Table

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.

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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.
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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.

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I'm really happy the way it turned out and love it with my buffet and cane chairs.

40 comments:

  1. It looks great! The base color and stained top are awesome together. Congrats on a great find. I love Craigslist too.

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  2. That looks fabulous! I love the cream with the stained top. Craigslist is awesome! :) Great find!

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  3. It turned out so good! Just beautiful. I can't believe it was only 15 dollars! I am going to have a look at our CL!

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  4. This looks fabulous and what a deal at $15.00. I like the contrast of the base and the stained top.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  5. Beautiful. An inspiration for me to finish our hand me down table. 12 years ago I stripped it and that is how it's been all this time. Most of the time she has a table cloth over her, but I really want to bring out her shine.

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  6. Great job ~ it looks fantastic. $15 wooohhooo good for you. Just be plenty careful checking out stuff that other people are getting rid of at their homes ~ I had 1 very bad experience, and thats all you need.

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  7. Looks like a very elegant and expensive table for $15 Wonderful job!

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  8. Great find and well worth the effort in staining and fixing. Love it!

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  9. I love that table and I'm looking for one similar to that constantly on CL.

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  10. I love your wonderful blog! I've been working for a couple of weeks on my turquoise bedroom and surfing the web for more inspiration. You have definitely inspired!

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  11. I can never find anything on Craigs list like you people do... what a great find and you did a super job making it your own and it looks wonderful in your gorgeous home.

    Hugs*

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  12. Very pretty. You got a great deal!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  13. What a great deal, Trixie! I love it and I really am a big fan of the stained top and cream bottom. I'd love to try that look myself. I think it would satisfy the hubby who likes stained wood and myself with the painted wood.

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  14. I love your table...I love your whole dining room! So very pretty.
    Great score on the table you did a great job.
    Londen

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  15. What a fabulous find on Craig's list!!! And the table is gorgeous!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  16. you bought a "thing" and made it into a beautiful table. great job. have a good day.

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  17. 15 dollars!!!!! Holy Christmas...that was a STEAL!!! I see some pretty ugly stuff on Craigslist here in Atlanta!

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  18. LUUUUURVE! I so miss craigslist. We scored some great deals when still living in the U.S. While it is active here in Argentina now, 99% of the action is in Buenos Aires -- 9 hours away :( We live near Cordoba which is starting to see a little activity and I'm hoping it picks up!

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  19. LOVE a stained top with a painted base!! 15 bucks?!! Gotta love Craigslist!

    Goes perfectly with your chairs. so beautiful!

    Tamra
    The Gilded Barn

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  20. It is WONDERFUL... Love it and LOVE the color of your room too.

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  21. Beautiful! That was a steal for $15.00-lucky you!!

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  22. DON'T YOU JUST LOVE ITThat table is wonderful and it is even more fun at that amazing price. I just love it when people find a great deal and they are so happy about it. It turned out good too.
    Love that last picture!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  23. What a great deal! It turned out beautifully!

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  24. It looks beautiful! I like the stained top and the rest of it painted. Nice contrast! Perfect with your dining room chairs, too. Great deal that was on CL.

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  25. What a fab transformation! I'm so hesitant about buying off of CL. I know I'm missing out but I just feel like a lot of creeps are out there. How do you find reputable people?

    Jeanine

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  26. That's beautiful! I love a stained top with painted legs as well!

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  27. Trixie- I popped into your blog because the name made me laugh. I stayed because I enjoyed what I read-now I need to go back this weekend when I have time and read some of your previous posts. BTW, IF you have time~pop into my today's post (7/21) and look at what I did with an old French provincial dresser. I think you will get a kick out of it. Diana

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  28. My jaw is on the floor! WOW! Ive been hunting for a Frnch inspired dining room table (blogged about the drama along the way!), and have finally decided to have it made out of old wood. But boy...if i couldn't found a table like this for $15, I might have passed out frommm excitement! Congratulations! Love it!

    Linsey
    P.S. Found you while blog surfing. Ill be back for sure!

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  29. What an awesome $15 treasure...I love the stained top...sooooo NIFTY THRIFTY!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  31. What a great find! It looks fabulous!

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  32. Awesome, this looks fabulous!!!!
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  33. It's gorgeous! Your style is so spot on. Love that large teal urn you have on the floor in the last pic. LOVE!

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  34. It looks great. Out dining room sets are almost twins!

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  35. Oh, your blog is just beautiful!
    I am your newest follower!
    Have a good day!
    Leticia

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  36. Darling Trixie, I crazyly fell in love with all you do with the old junk stuff, in your hands they turn out fab!!!!! Lots to learn from you.
    Greetings from Chile,
    maria cecilia

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  37. $15 for that dining table is a great deal. The table blends well with the cane chairs. Did you find the mirror in CL as well?

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