French Provincial-- "nickel" colored spray paint from Lowe's. The best metallic paint that doesn't come in a spray can is the Ralph Lauren collection at Home Depot. For the trim, Joann store and they had a pretty big selection of metallic paints there.
Cover popcorn or other ugly textured ceilings - I love this idea! We only need this in the dining room. The rest of our rooms have flat ceilings. Our dining room has the highest ceiling in the house and would be lovely to accent with this.
DIY Fabric Bulletin Board from a Thrift Store Drawer
Refinishing a table: stain or paint a pattern on the top, paint the legs a different solid color (remember for the table top to account for pattern continuity if the table has a leaf) bedside table too!