I find the pulls at anthropologie.com wondeful...perhaps old brooches from a trift store. My sister used Fimo to make funny fruit and animal drawer pulls for her girls dresser when they were little. All the previous posts are good ideas as well. Love to see what you come up with.
I totally agree with the sanding and the Kilz, they definately helped our bathroom. As well as some good ol' mudding plaster and paintable caulking to fill and fix creavices. I believe there are turquoise/aqua stains out there, there is at the General Paints here. Oh yes, now I remember a shop vac... heaven with picking up all those thing you're tired of picking up after you rip them off your wall. And drywall dust won't wreck it like it can a regular vac.
I laugh. I just my machine back from the store. Apparrently the blade dropped. So, all the ol' pfaff needed was a blade alignment + plus it comes with sharpening. The cost of fixing this woe...$9 ca. Although I'm still considering purchasing the Serger Repair For The Home Sewer. by Reuben Doyle.