Repurposing and updating thrifted items is a favorite hobby of mine. I get really excited when I see an old beat up item that I know could be amazing with a few minor touch ups. I like to repaint everything. It's true that a single coat of paint can take an item from curbside crap to beautiful treasure. A lot of flea markets take that concept and run with it. I will see gorgeous pieces of furniture, frames, etc. and after closer inspection, I realize the only reason I really like it is for the color or stain, etc. Using items that are cheaper or things you already have but updating them is so much more satisfying than going out and buying something new.
With that being said, I found this junker doll house at goodwill the other day for super cheap and decided to repaint it for a fun little project. It goes quite nicely on my shelf amongst all the dolls. Yes, my office looks like a 6 year old girl's room. No shame.