Spent last night watching Kingdom of Heaven, and painting the torture items of furniture to go into my dungeon. Didn't take too long to do, lots of dry brushing and a limited pallet. Then I coated them all in dark oak varnish this morning. They were a lot quicker to paint than to make.
Obviously I wouldn't have all these pieces of furniture all at once in the same room, not this size anyway, But it does give me loads of different variations.