spray paint trash can, flip, instant side table! I didn't turn it into a table, but I did spray a wire trash can to match the yellow accent in my laundry room. Surprising how much paint it took to spray this, but it was worth it.
For the ultimate in no-budget decorating, check out this Cardboard Window Valance by In My Own Style. That's right, I said cardboard! (If you've been procrastinating on new window dressings because you think they are too expensive, you're out of excuses)