Q: Hi, Apartment Therapy! I have been looking for a small hide-a-bed for months, and finally found something on Craigslist that will work with my limited space. The problem is, it's UGLY. The "wood" is mostly laminate, so I have no bones about painting it, but I think it's going to take more than a coat of paint to spruce this puppy up. I am interested in hearing what your lovely readers think should be done to this piece (besides throw it in the dumpster). My boyfriend thinks it's beyond hope. Let's prove him wrong!
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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.
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