I love metal carts. I found this one last fall for $5 at a thrift store, and it was just the right size for a narrow space in the nursery. It was black, and somewhat rusty, but perfect for the space.
I covered up the rust with a hand-me-down tea towel with embroidered strawberries on it.
And then not too long ago I got a decorating itch. I wanted a project that wasn't too big or expensive - so I settled on a $4 can of spray paint for the little cart. I chose a sage green paint, pulled the cart outside, and went to work.
And that was it! I let it dry in the garage for 24 hours before bringing it back inside.
I know every DIY-er says this, but paint really is the cheapest way to give something a new life! I love the green, and I am also happy to know that decorating itches are not always expensive.