Should I Redo This Mid-Century Nightstand?

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Q: I found this fantastic mid-century modern nightstand that looks like it came straight out of the Jetsons' skyrise, but it's made of wood! I've read lots of strong opinions about refinishing or painting over mid-century pieces, so I wanted to get some feedback. One idea I had was to sand off the finish and paint it with a colorful herringbone design, a la Ciburbanity's "Everything But the Kitchen Sink" dresser. Thoughts?

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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.