Pretty much the best website ever: knockoff DIYs of retail decor. (anthropologie, ballard design, crate & barrel, land of nod, pier 1, pottery barn, restoration hardware, urban outfitters, west elm, williams-sonoma and others).
Faux wood paint on metal garage door
32 Ways To Build Character In Your Home. **this Is A Fabulous Blog/series**
Paint all the shiny brass knobs with Rustoleum Oil Rubbed bronze spray.