I went to Ikea for the first time a couple weeks ago and found this little gem. My office is yellow and gray color scheme so I thought I'd spice it up a bit. I just painted the top and bottom rims with a yellow acrylic from the craft store. And there were punched out circles of the metal mesh that I also painted.
Ikea is an amazing store if you've never been. Ours is three hours away so it becomes a day trip! I can't wait to go get more.
There's this website that devotes it self to hacking Ikea products. Pretty amazing.