Want To Make Old Furniture Look Fabulous? Start With The Right Piece. Houston ChronicleFor about $6 (Krylon ColorMaster paint is good), you can completely overhaul almost anything. Consider updating a boring lamp base or a forgotten side with a fresh coat of color.

For about $6 (Krylon ColorMaster paint is good), you can completely overhaul almost anything. Consider updating a boring lamp base or a forgotten side table with a fresh coat of

A small table with an unusual shape adds inspriation. The yellow side table can be transformed into a cocktail station. Unexpected touches like a globe chandelier add personality.
A small table with an unusual shape adds inspriation. The yellow side table can be transformed into a cocktail station. Unexpected touches like a globe chandelier add personality.
DIY, crafting and "upcycling" old are big right now. Whether you're headed for the fall antiques shows in and around Round Top next month or foraging for at neighborhood garage sales, how do you pluck out just the right piece to renovate? We asked Karman Hotchkiss, an editor of the new book "150+ Quick and& Easy Furniture Projects" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; $21.99), for tips.