Nothing can change the look of an item like paint. It's an inexpensive way to update, change, or just be creative with your heirloom decor.
Painted chairs turned bench by Kindallscreations.
Before and After table by It's Overflowing.
Turquoise bedside table by Inspirationforhome.com.
Maybe the lamps are not totally vintage - but you can use this technique on anything! From iVillage.com
Turquoise night stand by Creativediyersclub.com.
Vintage desk painted red from Cobistyle.com.
Painted dresser or buffet from Delighting In Today.
The following three photos are from the Decorologist.com. She uses mismatched chairs that have been painted the same color.