I first have to say that I love to shop the end of season sales. That is when I can score some really great items to makeover. For example, this piece was originally painted with summer colors. They had another one there that was similarly painted this black color. I knew if I waited a couple more weeks that this summer one would be on sale and I could paint it whatever color I wanted.
Sure enough a few weeks later it was over 70% off. Totally worth the wait. If you are wanting to get into doing DIY makeovers, I would recommend shopping the end of season sales!