If you have a Sharpie marker or two in your home, then you can turn about anything into an artistic canvas. Even "trash".
Lots of us love the challenge of upcycling something that would normally be thrown away (since it is pretty much free and all).
You've probably seen all the Pinterest projects for upcycling or making-over items like old jars, cereal boxes and wood scraps.
Here is how I transformed this one into a cute desktop holder for my paper clip collection: