I used to have to paint on the kitchen table. This was a pain in the butt as I would either be taking up half the table (the wife loved this) or I would have to pack every thing up and get everything out every time I wanted to paint. In the new place we have a nice big bed room, with room for a workstaion, and I found a table at a thrift store for $15!
Whenever we wanted to get a game on in the apartment, it was the same story, take up the kitchen table, haul everything away when done. Well now I have a garage (i.e: man cave!) I also got a "newer" kitchen table from a gaming buddy. so that old painted on kitchen table is now the legs for the game table in the garage.
Man Cave in action