I don't go often, but every now and then I stop at the Thrift Store. The other day, I found this little diamond in the rough. It was only $1.99, in all it's silvery brilliance.
Here's the after! Now it looks like something you'd find in a cute prim shop, but a fraction of the price. All I did was paint it with two coats of black latex paint. I would normally sand it down a bit after I paint it black, but I didn't want the silver coming through, so I left it solid black. I have it sitting on my kitchen counter, in front of an electrical outlet, to hide it.