Here are a few more pictures of the dining room that I didn't include in last post.
kitchen in our old apartment. When I first saw this sideboard, I knew it would be the perfect spot to hold the blue and white transferware that had been stored in boxes for five years as we moved from rental to rental.
That dropleaf table under the photos is what we are currently using as our dining table.
I recently removed the top, rotated it 90 degrees on the frame, reattached it, and removed the gatelegs.
You can see how it makes leg room more possible in the after photo. Guests were constantly kicking the legs, and putting two chairs on that side of the table felt awkward. I've saved the gatelegs in case I ever want to return the table to a dropleaf. But this works so much better for now.
Something like this, perhaps:
Would that mean removing the curtains from the other window in my dining room? I'm not sure yet...but I can think of another place to use both sets.