During out bedroom re-do, we searched for some nightstands and were slightly horrified at the prices. This called for a cheap fix and I remembered 2 end tables I purchased years ago from Ikea for $10 each. In fact, you can still buy them! ThatGuy took this project on himself.
First he sanded down the tables to make the new pain stick. We used a glossy gray spray paint.
Then he painted a flower design in the middle using black craft paint. I bought cute lamps from Hobby Lobby- you can't see it in the picture but the lampshade is gray with sparkles. Also (not pictured) are baskets below the table to hold books, etc. Total cost for the table re-do was around $5.00!!