Painting an old radiator ( & or pipes ) bright color makes it a piece of art. After painting the whole exposed ceiling in the basement one solid light color . Painting some of the pipes funky colors is going to be GREAT!
DIY: Chippy Paint Finish Remake - painted with a grey base coat & a white top coat. Details were washed with white to settle in the crevices, then wiped back to reveal the grey - via The Shabbiest Chick