Consider a smaller drop leaf table if you don’t intend to transform your cozy little nook into a huge table for hosting dinner parties. Description from homedit.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
I painted my old kitchen table with general finishes gel stain brown mahogany and homemade chalk paint legs. It came out pretty good considering in was my first time painting a large piece of furniture. Lightly sand the furniture before and after each coat. I sealed it all with a top coat of polyurethane I did about 4-5 coats on the top since it will be used more often and two coats on the legs.