Is There a Possible Gem Under the Terrible Paint on Mid-Century Bookcases?

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Q: My constant trolling of Craigslist led me to these midcentury book cases in some awful colors. I'm wondering what this group thinks the chances are that there is something gorgeous under there. Should I snap them up?

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children 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.