This guy was truly hideous, all painted to look like Sleepy from that Disney dwarf/princess flick.
Clearly, he is a Gnome not a Dwarf... And he looks much cuter in solid red.
I have two of these (bookends) that were a less than charming bold brass... So they required a primer coat, before the orange. I think they look much smarter like this.
This little fawn brooch featured possessed fawns with scary red eyes... But now in solid blue they are super cute.
I wonder how a little French shepherdess would look done in hot pink?
(Those porcelain pieces paint up like a dream!)
Scour those thrift store shelves. Concentrate on stuff that could be ( but probably isn't) pre 60's. Overlook the hideous paint and look for the cooler side of kitsch.
You have the technology. You can save them.