For example, this beautifully antiqued and stenciled television cabinet was a $35 thrift store find.
When I brought it home, it was battered and bruised. It was plain brown wood, had a few dings and scratches, and the doors were off-track and uneven. I nursed it back to health with some sandpaper and a little elbow grease, then transformed it using paint, antiquing medium, and stencils.
Unfortunately, I was so anxious to get started on it that I failed to take a before picture, but I love how it turned out...just beautiful!