One of my favorite pastimes involves breathing life into abused and abandoned treasures (especially when such revitalizations can be accomplished on the cheap).
I don't care much for brassy finishes, so when I happened upon the two perfectly utilitarian record storage pieces pictured below, I knew a quick makeover was needed.
Two of my favorite transformations to date were incredibly easy and inexpensive. Behold!
Up first is this fabulous vintage record rack that I picked up for less than three bucks.
And second, a re-purposed magazine rack. I can't remember exactly how much this particular piece cost me, but I suspect it was no more than a dollar or two.
As a renter, it's also nice to incorporate color in unexpected ways, since painting the walls isn't always a viable option.
For more information, check out this great spray paint tutorial on Design*Sponge.