We started out with the blandest of tables - my hubby needed to have a large table so he could roll out his architectural drawings - so I chose an over sized dining table from a furniture closeout store. Not grand - but the size was just right. Plus when he wasn't using it - it's the perfect size for laying out projects and crafting with my daughter. But BLEECH! I mean ugly!
Then some white paint, stencils, sandpaper, antiquing, and sealant (and 1 week of super fumes) and I had my end piece! I absolutely love it - and frankly can't wait to have more fun projects just like it.