Another inexpensive thing I did in this space was to cover the table with fabric. This table was originally part of our dining room set, but we didn't have room for it so it found it's way to this space instead. Although I didn't mind the color of the wood too much, I wasn't really crazy about the way it looked in this area. So, I found some material that I had saved for a situation like this (it was $1/yard at Walmart and I knew I would find a need for it one day!), got out the staple gun, and went to work. I did remove the legs of the table just to make it easier but you wouldn't necessarily have to do that. You could do this to a side table, coffe table, console table, or any table for that matter and if you get tired of it you can just recover it or remove the staples and no harm is done. I think it's better than paint because you can use any pattern you want! Here is a close up picture of the table top.