A few years ago I went to the Country Living Christmas Fair in London and picked up a little stool.
It was a really horrible dark green colour but I liked it's shape and thought it would come in handy.
To be honest, I've hated this little stool as the colour and finish were so ugly it didn't fit in anywhere in my house. I did try painting it a pale sludgey green a while back but again, it didn't seem to improve it much.
A couple of nights ago, completely spur of the moment, I decided to spray paint it with Rustoleum paint in Heirloom white satin. I sanded it back then sprayed a coat of primer on. I only did one coat of primer as I didn't want to waste too much paint on something I don't like much! I then gave it one coat of the main colour and after letting it dry for a couple of hours I sanded the paint off the corners and a few of the edges.
I quite like it now - it looks much prettier and is quite useful now on my hearth.