A friend donated his dead Toshiba to me recently and it seemed to be a great subject for experimentation.
Painting my laptop is something I've been wanting to try for a little while now, but I haven't had anything to test it out on. So, I used this Toshiba as a test subject. I took it apart, masked off areas that I didn't want painted, and, using gloss white Krylon Fusion spray paint, did a little color scheming. It turned out a little better than I was expecting, especially for a first attempt.
AFTER (click picture to enlarge)
If I do this to my laptop, I won't use white. I'm thinking a lime green for the lid pieces and maybe something else on the bottom. Still haven't decided yet.