Give a big-box store find a high-end look with a coat of paint.
House & Home's Meg Crossley transformed her dingy basement bathroom with an inexpensive washstand that she found at Canadian Tire. She painted it the same powdery light blue shade as the panel moulding, which was installed to brighten up the small space by covering up the original dark tile. A painted façade for the side of the ugly old bathtub, in the same shade of blue, spared Meg the cost of installing a new tub. A black framed mirror, flanked with simple black metal and milk glass sconces, adds contrast to all the blue.