Paint/Stain Advice

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I found this thing (I say thing because I have no clue what it's actually supposed to be used for) at Goodwill for $4.99. I was immediately drawn to it, thinking it will make a great entryway table. Then I realized that BONUS! the top lifts up and has a decent amount of storage space inside. My dog is about 11 pounds, so it's a fairly small piece. I love the detail of it, but don't like the color or the fake leather fabric on top. I was thinking about doing a white distressed look, but honestly can't make up my mind. Does anyone have suggestions on what color to paint/stain this and/or color to make the fabric on top?