Let’s face it: affordable furniture is often dowdy and plain. But, if you have an eye for art, or an instinct for the creative, there’s an easy fix: paint! Painting that old white Ikea coffee table can add a striking statement piece to your living room. Go easy with chevron stripes. Or add more detailed flourishes and designs. Kids love and are stimulated by exciting shapes and colors. Create one-of-a-kind pieces in your own backyard.