When your walls look rough, you paint the walls. What about expensive planters, lamps and other spots around the house? This Old House makes a case for specialty spray paints as cheap but long-lasting renovation tools.
Far beyond the basic blacks and reds you're used to seeing on, well, city walls, spray paints come in shades of "Hammered Finish", stained glass, stone and other material-type shades. Applied consistently on objects and surfaces that have seen better times, they can make a big difference. Check out This Old House's before-and-after shots, and tell us if you've ever saved yourself the cash, and the environment the waste, with a paint job in the comments.
10 Ways to Update and Upgrade with Spray Paint [This Old House]