Finished the table! My brother in law gave me some instructions for fixing the leg but it sounds like they require a garage...and not the communal kind I have. And since the structure of the table isn't precarious without the repair, I'm going to put it on hold for now. The table rarely sees more action then a glass while I read so I think I'm safe.
So here is the after:
The color is a blend of the wall paint from our bedroom (BM Almost Black) and a rejected sample quart from a client's house (Parlor Tan by Manor Hall). I rather like it.