Spray paint is great for sprucing up a thrift store find. I have been hunting for an interesting plant stand that would hold a large pot for a while now. I ran across this "faux bamboo" plastic plant stand for $2 at the local thrift store. It breaks down into separate pieces which made it easier for spray painting.
After a couple coats and re-assembly, it looks very nice,
And fits my plants well.
While I was at it, I found this plastic "faux bamboo and rattan" mirror.
Fixing up a thrift store find is a great way to find an item for your home and putting your own mark on it. I may paint colored stripes on the plant stand legs (or yarn bomb them) to add some more color to the room.