I think I'm addicted. Here are three pieces that I transformed with some sanding and spray paint. Unfortunately, I only have a 'before' pic of one piece.
Spotted this at Value Thrift. It had a boring oak stain and was priced at $80 (which was actually a great deal, but because I was feeling lucky, I asked the owner if he would go any lower and he said he'd drop it to $50 if I took it that night!) Obviously, I borrowed my dad's truck and took it that night. My favorite part is the awesome hardware. Reminds me of Ebeneezer Scrooge's front door.
This one is a $100 Craigslist find. It was a gross dingy cream color and had been sitting in an office collecting dust since the 70s. Now it's a super cute retro tv stand!
Another Craigslist find- for TWENTY DOLLARS- ended up being a perfect bar/glassware storage piece for the kitchen. Decided to lose the doors and paint it bright red.
(Total- $170 + $20 for spray paint + $10 for sandpaper= $200. That is just silly, isn't it?)