I love this little girl's room designed by Estee Stanley. See the nightstand? I found a very similar look for probably a fraction of the cost ($99).
table/desk and was considering using it in the corner of my dining room. But, I wasn't sure?
I was like A-ha! I really like how it works in this space. So, perhaps it could work. Besides, if I tire of it, I could always use it again in my daughter's room for her desk. I'm particularly fond of the french inspired style. See below.
So feminine and sweet. I also love the idea of using it as a night table as well, like Sasha Adler did in her bedroom.
All you would need to do is paint it black, use a gold leaf pen for the edging and you're suddenly sporting a very chic desk!
Speaking of bedrooms, I really like this headboard and I think you could really be creative with upholstering the framed box so it would be padded.
Not really sure? Here is some inspiration....
I could go on and on. I found many pieces that could work in your home from demilune consoles to three drawer chests. Personally, I would look on craigslist first to see if you can find the perfect piece, but if that fails, going the unfinished furniture route is a great option especially when you have to work within the limitations of a tight budget.