Extreme makeover? The painted furniture mavens at Maine Cottage have made us rethink painted (and painted-over) wooden furniture. This company charges an arm and a leg for their happy-hued cottage pieces, and the chief attraction (we think) is their hip and cheerfully modern 40-color palette. This is a trick that's easy to try at home with a piece that needs a new lease on life. • Here's MC's palette for inspiration • Check out this how-to • Go to town with some color!