A little green semi-gloss paint turns a ragtag crew of (glassless) frames into an artful display.
Tree stumps, used individually or clustered together, function as low tables in a living room. A coat of enamel paint applied to the tops serves a dual purpose: It adds a jolt of color and creates a smooth, sealed surface.
Lid-Rack Mail Sorter
A wooden pot-lid rack is ideal for holding mail; all it needs is a fresh coat of paint. For easier viewing, place smaller items, such as letters, bills, and postcards, near the front, and larger catalogs and magazines toward the back.
Living Room Stools
In a living room, matching paint and fabric unify two different stools. The taller one started out as a plain black metal frame, most likely the base for a tile- or stone-topped table. With a thin cushion, it becomes soft enough to be a seat and firm enough to hold a coffee cup on a saucer. The smaller of the two, with boldly turned legs, is a William and Mary revival footstool.