Do you have one of those ubiquitous seen-better-days midcentury-ish side tables kicking around? Take a cue from Louise (whose daughters' beautiful room we toured a while back) and give it new life with a fresh paint job, including a nifty chalkboard surface.
Before you start painting, you'll first want to give the table a light sanding, followed by a quick coat of primer. Louise has used white paint here, but we keep picturing versions in turquoise and orange. What color would you use?
(Image: Louise Lehoux)