It all seems so obvious now! Although it's hard to tell from this photo (sorry, old photo, was so excited about swapping out the tables that I forgot to get an updated before!) that is a drop leaf table, which would provide the much coveted larger surface space that I was after.
Presto - Chango!
Loving it. And loving that it didn't cost a thing!
What's the moral of this little post? Sometimes it doesn't take a big change to make your room feel different. And always remember to shop your own home first.