We are currently in the process of converting our dining room into a library/reading room. We almost never used the dining room as it was, and it seemed like a great place to create a little reading nook and keep all of our bookshelves. This is also the first room you walk into in our house, so we needed an entryway table for mail, key basket, etc. I found an old elementary school-style desk and a 3-drawer nightstand to use next to the door. The nightstand was seriously scuffed and scratched on the top surface, so I sanded it, painted it a beige-y color, and created a polka dot paper doily pattern on top. I love it!