i've recently started using Kilz to spray down different pieces and refinish them. I've yet to fully use the refinishing techniques that you can do on wood furniture but plan to and here's a great read on the steps to doing that and a great picture example above.
You can find lots of great items for free on trash day we've found a futon and a desk and I've seen many more items that could be reused and refinished. If you are not brave enough to do that you can also find great bargain pieces at garage and yard sales and even thrift stores that are really great deals and an easy way to find great furniture without paying full prices and getting into debt.
i hope this inspires and helps someone.
Heres some projects i've done just playing around with mainly Kilz.
|this was a gold frame i like the white frosting on the glass but will clean it up a bit and might do some details to the frame|
|this one is finished i used kilz on the gold frame and then went over that with a blue water color|
and the inside frame is done with a glitter gel pen and the outside which u cant see i used water color and a gel glitter pen