giving a peice of furniture a lick of paint can transform it into something amazing, and its allot cheaper that going out and buying new, heres an example
done by common place beauty
miss mustard seed had transformed many peices of furniture from drap to fab
i love painted furniture and not only is it thrifty but when its finished you have a fab peice of furniture, which you worked hard on, and its a one off, no one else will have the same peice of furniture as you.
you can also do some great knock offs using paint. like the real housewives of buck county did, they made this knock of anthopologie dresser.