I recently bought an old black book table that needed to be "brought back to life".
These tables are getting harder to find and I think they are such a useful, dual purpose piece of furniture:
I painted in a creamy white chalk paint and stenciled, by dry brushing, a harlequin pattern in top:
I also stenciled a design on the book shelf….
…and on each side:
A quick and inexpensive update: