DECLUTTERED THOUGHTS OF A HOME STAGER by Sue Proud, ASP®, IAHSP®, GCIRC
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.
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.
How about this painted and stained piece from Llave Designs?
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.
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.