For Sarah's birthday I made her this table and chairs. Despite being very easy and cheap to make, they are very sturdy. I've sat at that table quite a few times with no issues at all.
Once again I used Ana White's building plans. Here is the plan for the table, and here is the plan for the chairs.
I used these colors:
Table top: Stained with Minwax dark walnut stain. I used Polycrylic for the top coat.
Table legs: Painted with satin Heirloom White (Rust-Oleum). I really like this color and use it a lot when spray painting, so I had Home Depot color match it with Behr paint.
Chairs: Spray painted with Krylon's satin Catalina Mist. I've found that I like Rust-Oleum's Painter's Touch spray paint much better than the Krylon spray paint I used. Rust-Oleum paint gets much better coverage.