When I first got to NYC, I had no idea where I could find my favorite kind of furniture. We found a nice heavy white round table with a note that said "Take me home" in front of our house. The table moved to Toronto and came back to NYC with us.
The second one was an IKEA table from Craig's list and I painted it white.
We had been looking and thinking about table for 9 years and finally purchased a dark brown barnwood table.
Dark brown totally changes how dishes look on it. I am very excited about this change.