Thought of an example of this. When I was in my twenties, we still wrote letters, sent birthday cards to people, etc. I had a lot of stationary, but all/most of the envelopes were white. So boring. I had taken my water colors and painted the envelopes. I would paint both sides, and write the address and return address with a Flair medium point marker. I continued to use these envelopes for a few years. The markers are something I never stopped using. I like writing differently on each envelope. I would do calligraphy, loopy letters, or just anything with some flare. So I took something that was ordinary and I made it special.