Here is the picture of our "new to me" $40 table. I had moved my old door bench in there for a time and loved it. However it was not long enough for our needs. So, my hunt continued for a long farm style bench with no back that I could fix up.
I found this cool old bench in a pile and sanded and painted the base with a white chalk paint and stained the top with a dark walnut stain. Thanks to our good 'ole Southern humidity it didn't dry for weeks. But it is serving us well now that it is not sticky!
The previous owner didn't do great at sanding the top down smoothly, so eventually that will be a project along with sanding and staining the chairs to match the top and bench! But, for now, I love it and we all fit!