I found this vintage, French agricultural plaque on eBay last week.
As you can see, someone tried to paint it and then stopped. I figured if I could get it for a steal, I would finish painting it and no one would be the wiser. So I made a ridiculous "best offer"...and I won!
Look at it now. After a few coats of chalk paint, it looks so much better. Now I'm just trying to figure out where to display it.