When my oldest son got his dresser and night table repainted, my youngest wanted to have his done as well. This was not a fancy night table. I had gotten it for free awhile back and chose it for it's slim frame. We needed a really small table to fit between his bed and the wall--something just to hold a clock and some books on the bottom. This country-style table was just the right size for a second chance in our house. Although country is not the theme of their room, the size was perfect.
My youngest is very into bright shiny colors so when I asked him his choice of colors to paint the table, I was surprised he chose somewhat tastefully. The brown he picked was to match his brother's dresser top. And the cranberry was because he liked it and it matched a cranberry color in his quilt. Best yet, both paint colors were already in the house. So this was one of those completely free projects. The best kind!