Found these end tables at Goodwill for $10. Used liquid sandpaper instead of sanding them down. Got coral paint from Lowes, and used black stencil paint for details ($15). Knobs I had laying around from another piece I re-did.
Playing with scale is one way to update an old house. On the upstairs landing, Hugo Guinness' towering painting of tall-stemmed flowers seems to dwarf the already diminutive Swedish painted chest of drawers.