I bought a kitchen cart from Target (I think), put it together and painted and covered it with some handmade paper from the art store. I liked and used it for several years but I have a tendency to repaint and change stuff like that so this is what I've done recently.
And After: (I wanted an ottoman I could put blankets in. I bought a yard of fabric from Ikea for $7 and painted the rest, then added tissue paper, painted again and then added the designs. I saw a painting I liked with similar designs.