I’ve Got a Fever and the Only Prescription is More…Furniture?


Yep. The fever has hit me again. I’m obsessing over mid-century modern furniture right now, so I thought I’d take you along on my quest to find my only prescription; a mid-century modern piece in need of a facelift.

I walked into Goodwill last week and this gem was just waiting for me. I could hardly contain myself when I looked at the tag and saw that it had been there a week. That meant an automatic 50% off. SCOOORE! I practically skipped to the register.

Mid-century dresser

Now that my treasure is home, I’m facing the same ‘ole dilemma. To paint or not to paint? That is the question.

Should I revitalize the stained wood to honor its mid-century roots, like this beauty from RetroLuxeHome?


I’m so inspired by Christopher White’s gorgeous work …


and this piece from Centsational Girl.

Centsational Girl Mid-century furniture


















How about this painted and stained piece from Llave Designs?

Teal Mid-Century Modern

My dresser has some fairly deep scratches and gouges that are making me lean toward painting, or a paint and stain combo, but I’m still not 100% sure.

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In future posts, I’ll take you through my steps to give this piece new life. But before I get started, I’d love some suggestions. What would you do?


I’m Sue Proud, Owner of PROUD HOME Staging, LLC and an Accredited Staging Professional® in St. Charles, IL. I appreciate you taking the time to read this post.

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2 thoughts on “I’ve Got a Fever and the Only Prescription is More…Furniture?

  1. What a great find!! I’d refinish it. The shape just doesn’t seem to fit the idea of being painted, unless you paint the entire thing. But I can’t wait to see what you decide to do with it!


    • Thanks for your input, Loribeth! Still mulling over what to do,
      but I’ll definitely think about your suggestion. Now I just need the weather to cooperate so my work space temperatures aren’t single digits!


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