Over the years, I've done a few re-paints of figures that I've gotten from gift shops or other non-gaming minis.
Here is a fairy statue that I found at a thrift-shop. She wasn't in great shape when I picked her up, but all she really needed was a loving paintjob to bring out the good things in the sculpt.
For this one, I went with a limited color scheme with only browns (and orange is light brown). I feel she turned out pretty nice: