I'm not one to turn down furniture, especially of the free kind, because anything can work with some TLC & paint.
I placed one downstairs in the living room in a nice little corner.
I was orginally thinking of painting her, but after putting her in & finding some odds & ends to put on top, I sort of like the dark color with the walls & furniture. For now, she is safe from being painted.
The larger picture is the frame (the frame that is not safe from paint...) is a picture of my Pop-Pop & his Mom. I told my Mom I wanted a copy of this because I just love it.
Here's a larger scale of the room to see how the table looks from the back - like it? And of course, Zooey snuck in her pretty self. I promise you, I never plan to have her in my pictures - she just has to follow me e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e.
The other table is a "half table" and for now I snuck him up at the top of the stairs where they hunky-boxy bookcase was. I'm not sure if he will stay there or not yet. He WILL be painted however.
After checking out Ms. Pinterest, I have a few ideas/options.
A chevron stenciled print on the top.
A dark or light green color.
Or a mustard color.
I have some left over paint from the hutch & also some from the bookcase downstairs - so I could always just do that too. I think I'll be doing the stencil as well. Could be a fun weekend project for cheap.