One of my favorite ways to bring new life to an old item is to spray paint it. Spray paint used to only come in a primary and secondary colors but now it comes in so many pretty colors. If you want a really smooth finish it's important to use high quality spray paint - you know, something that costs more than $1.97.
When we moved I didn't worry to much about the decorating aspect of unpacking. But now that we've been here a while and I've had time to think about what works with what we already have I've found myself reaching for the spray paint more and more to add continuity and color to our rooms.
How do you spruce up around the house?