All of the side tables and coffee tables I love are from stores I can't afford and I've put off getting something I don't love until I can afford it. Time is passing though and that sad little wooden TV table has been acting as our side table and not fitting in with the lounge at all.
I decided to paint the bottom of it white in a mid sheen satin paint and cover the top in DC Fix Sticky Vinyl. Again it's not a forever item but the entire project came too £13 (£8 table from the range, £5 vinyl from B&Q, paint spare from skirting boards). I'm so happy with it it's a great stand in for when I can finally finish my lounge with the perfect coffee table.