Old school tables – one of my all time favourite piece of furniture. Wherever I see them I see their endless possibilities in making a room more beautiful. They fit almost everywhere and in every room of the house. We have one, (although not old at all in this context, but this form and size and it has played many roles in our household!) and it's now in our dining room. I painted it almost black and put it at the end of the dining table as to elongate it. And it works! Multifunctional furniture and things are exactly what should be more of in every home. The purpose often matter.