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Use fabric medium and acrylic paint to turn a cheap remnant rug into a custom statement piece.
You can usually find remnant rugs at Home Depot or Lowe's, just ask for what they might have in stock. Learn how to paint the remnant here.
Adhere some gold leaf to canvas pillow covers to make statement pillows.
Modernize your childhood dresser (or an antique thrift find) with a fresh coat of paint and new hardware.
Here's how. If you don't have a convenient flea market near you, eBay actually has quite a few good finds. And if you don't want to buy new drawer pulls, you can spray paint the current ones metallic gold.