Case in point, the patio furniture below that my in-laws gave us. The traditional wicker and iron furniture was in great shape, and we were so happy to have it. In looking for an inexpensive way to update it and make it our own, we took a dozen cans of black spray paint to it and added some outdoor cushions from Ballard Designs, and ta-da! We love the finished product!
Check out the before and after below.