Unless you want to do a lot of sawing, the likely candidate for this project will have an extending mechanism to accommodate a leaf. (Hint: Any damage or wear — a missing corner block, a major crack — drastically reduces table prices at flea markets.)
- Simply unscrew the extension mechanism from the bottom of the table, sand the table, then prime and paint it.
- Nail or screw a 2-by-2-inch piece of wood to the wall at the height of the tabletop, so that the edge of the table rests on the wood support.
- For extra stability, screw through the top of the table to the wood support; fill the holes with wood filler, and paint over them.
- At last, you’ll have a place for your keys.