i was working with a client last week who had an oldy moldy set of spindle dining chairs. she was all set to toss them when i had a lightbulb moment and said let's paint those legs!
so, before you toss it, consider a little leg. try a fun of-the-moment color like neon pink or yellow on a stool, or a happy pastel on a dining chair. you can even zhush up an old dresser, chest of drawers, desk or console with a little leg action. if you're not brave enough to paint, try a few rings of brightly colored washi tape around the legs.