What I think I am going to do with the example of my pottery barn style end table that I have outdoors next to my wicker furniture, I think I may spray paint both pieces so that they both pieces match in color and spray it with a polyurethane so that it will do better in the rain and bad weather. My table does not have the same proportions as the Pottery Barn table, but, it is so similar.
My table is made out of two antique pieces, vintage pieces. I have to decide whether I want to make them in dark stain color or a lighter color. This is a sturdy piece to hold cups/glasses, fruit, crackers/cheese and a pitcher of a drink.