Good Questions: Painting & Refinishing a Craigslist Table?

Hi AT, I purchased a small old table on craigslist for $11 in hopes of using it as an entryway console table. The rest of my apartment is fairly contemporary/modern, and I've had a few friends comment on how they don't think it will match the rest of the place. My idea was to paint it a jewel-toned modern color (this would be my first sanding/painting furniture DIY project!), but can you offer any advice as to whether you think I should just scrap the project, or if it's a good idea what color to paint it? P.S. - I have attached 3 pictures, the first 2 show the table and the third shows my narrow entryway (sorry for the mess!) where I would like to place the table. Thank you! Christina

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This is a perfect project for February Jumpstart! We'd love to see this table in a super-matte finish charcoal color. Anyone else have suggestions for Christina's project?

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