I recently picked up this little side table at a thrift shop for $15. I love the bell-curve shape of its legs, but its soft green color, although pretty, was just a shade or two away from the green color of my walls. It was also pretty dingy, and there were a few marks on the tabletop. It didn't make sense to have so little contrast between the table and the wall, and it needed a little refreshing, so I decided to spray paint it in a glossy white. First, I sanded it to get rid of bumps and paint drips, wiped it down with a damp cloth, and let it dry. A few coats of spray paint later, and it's looking like a brand new lady. To see the after photo, read more.
What do you think? Although not a drastic change, I think it's amazing how a little paint can make something old look new again. I'm considering having a mirrored tabletop cut to size for it, but for now, I'll just see how it fits into my home as-is.