Several years ago I bought 2 window frames from a local swapmeet for $15. The paint was completely peeling so I sanded it (I don't think I even used a mask! Tisk tisk!), and painted it, and aged it with stain then I stapled a pink floral fabric on the back and added some silver knobs to hang goodies.
But like I said, that was *years* ago and my taste has since changed from super duper uber girly to more natural and rustic. I know some people would kill me for changing this, but it was just time. Time for *almost* everyone's fave fabric of the moment: burlap. But of course changing the fabric required pulling out all those staples - blah. Some were so stuck that I had to pull out my pallet knife and finagle them so there was enough room for the hammer to free them.
The first go around I had to use a manual staple gun, but this time I got to use a pnuematic staple gun - so much better!!
It took under a half hour to do this project (from taking off the old fabric to hanging it back up) and cost around $15 total, yet it looks so different!!