Art Deco Dressing Table goes Industrial Chic

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Today is all about my favorite project of the month – Themed Furniture Makeover Day!! What could be more fun than getting together with a bunch of furniture girls to do what we love? Today’s theme is all about Industrial…I love it. ♥ Normally, I would have done some sort of factory industrial-type build or makeover, but I chose to go a different route, and have a very fun Art Deco piece to show you today.

Enter in this vintage dressing table…

Worn out vintage Art Deco dressing table gets an industrial chic makeover with Modern Masters Metal Effects by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Isn’t she pretty and full of character? Hailing in with a mirror of ginormous proportions (50″ diameter to be exact), and all-over goodness. Now, the mirror is removed from this picture because I don’t trust it to survive my family. Can you blame me with 6 kids, a dog and a cat?

Worn out vintage Art Deco dressing table gets an industrial chic makeover with Modern Masters Metal Effects by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Found this sweet piece on Craigslist and a guy was selling it before moving from his home and also had a matching chest. I sent my hubby off to pick up the vanity, and when he came home he realized he had left the bottom portion of the mirror there. (It isn’t a complete circle). When I called to see if we could come back (hour drive one way – tsk), he agreed to meet us closer to save us the trip. (whew!)

I had also noticed the original glass shelf was missing and asked if he had that too. No luck. He had no idea what I was talking about, so I assume it was gone ages ago. No worries, my glass guy cut one for me lickety-split.

Worn out vintage Art Deco dressing table gets an industrial chic makeover with Modern Masters Metal Effects by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Worn in spots and some surface scratches, but in excellent structural condition otherwise.

Worn out vintage Art Deco dressing table gets an industrial chic makeover with Modern Masters Metal Effects by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Worn out vintage Art Deco dressing table gets an industrial chic makeover with Modern Masters Metal Effects by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

I would have loved to see the original bench that went with this set. Finding a matching bench can be a chore, but I was able to find this sweet seat at a local thrift shop only days after purchasing this set (a God wink, I’m sure!). The curves and metal structure match perfectly.

Worn out vintage Art Deco dressing table gets an industrial chic makeover with Modern Masters Metal Effects by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

By now you may be wondering how I’m going to make this set look industrial for our theme, but just wait. First, I sand down the surfaces with the intent on keeping some of them wood and painting others.

Worn out vintage Art Deco dressing table gets an industrial chic makeover with Modern Masters Metal Effects by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

The top of the cabinets and drawer fronts have a gorgeous walnut veneer that I just can’t cover up. With a bit of linseed oil, like I used on my antique pew and my bureau, they were as good as new.

Worn out vintage Art Deco dressing table gets an industrial chic makeover with Modern Masters Metal Effects by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

So rich, aren’t they?
Worn out vintage Art Deco dressing table gets an industrial chic makeover with Modern Masters Metal Effects by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Now for the rest, I’m about to show you an awesome product called Modern Masters Metal Effects Reactive Paint. (wicked giggling ensues) You can turn anything you can paint into the most perfect patina. Check it out…

Worn out vintage Art Deco dressing table gets an industrial chic makeover with Modern Masters Metal Effects by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

*Modern Masters provided product for this post and affiliate links are included so you can find what I love to use too!

With these simple products, I am able to take this vanity and give it a makeover like nothing you’ve ever seen.  To get started, I do two coats of primer followed by two coats of the copper metallic paint.

Worn out vintage Art Deco dressing table gets an industrial chic makeover with Modern Masters Metal Effects by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Worn out vintage Art Deco dressing table gets an industrial chic makeover with Modern Masters Metal Effects by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

 

Worn out vintage Art Deco dressing table gets an industrial chic makeover with Modern Masters Metal Effects by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

I seriously could have stopped here because that copper is GORGEOUS! But…as soon as I lay on that second coat, I take the Green Patina Aging Solution and spritz it all over. This will cause the metals in the paint to age quickly (within minutes!!) and get that gorgeous copper patina we all love.

Are you ready for the reveal? I am!

Worn out vintage Art Deco dressing table gets an industrial chic makeover with Modern Masters Metal Effects by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Isn’t that chevron inlay fantastic?! And look at those original brass pulls….swoon…

Worn out vintage Art Deco dressing table gets an industrial chic makeover with Modern Masters Metal Effects by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

I am head-over-heels with the woods and metals all playing together on this piece. How stunning and funky industrial it is! My goal was a piece reminiscent to the 1920’s industrial age and I think it’s all that and more. What say you?

Worn out vintage Art Deco dressing table gets an industrial chic makeover with Modern Masters Metal Effects by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Worn out vintage Art Deco dressing table gets an industrial chic makeover with Modern Masters Metal Effects by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

The upholstery I found has the complimenting colors in the wood grain and paint. I was so happy when I found a remnant piece to fit my bench.

Worn out vintage Art Deco dressing table gets an industrial chic makeover with Modern Masters Metal Effects by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Even the bench looks like copper pipe with a green patina. eep! I love it.

Worn out vintage Art Deco dressing table gets an industrial chic makeover with Modern Masters Metal Effects by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

This vintage beauty is now available in my shop (SOLD) if you would like it for your own.

You would make my day if you pin and share industrial Art Deco makeover.

Worn out vintage Art Deco dressing table gets an industrial chic makeover with Modern Masters Metal Effects by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Here are some past themed makeovers like this Art Deco piece:

TABLES

Antique Treadle Sewing Machine Repurposed with Early 1900's Barn Wood Using Weatherwood Stain by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

POTTERY BARN KNOCK-OFF

Pottery Barn Josefa Trunk Knock-Off by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Don’t head off yet! Be sure to check out the other wonderful industrial makeovers by my furniture friends.

Themed Furniture Makeover Day

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41 Comments

  • Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge

    Ooh that copper is such a cool finish. The piece definitely has an industrial art deco look now. Great job!

    July 23, 2015 at 7:31 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Angie! Can you imagine having that mirror in your room…I love it. 🙂

      July 23, 2015 at 7:57 am Reply
  • Leslie

    I have to say that your furniture makeovers are inspiring and creative! This is really neat. I was seriously wondering how you were going to take that piece and make it have an industrial look. lol It looks REALLY good! I do love that veneer pattern on the front and brass hardware. So pretty!

    July 23, 2015 at 8:07 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Leslie. I have fun getting creative and this one just made me think of Marilyn Monroe, skyscrapers, and retro glam. So glad you liked it!

      July 23, 2015 at 8:11 am Reply
  • Ellen Braunberger

    Your talent is on overdrive on this piece. Especially like it’s all reflected in the fabulous mirror!

    July 23, 2015 at 9:33 am Reply
    • Larissa

      awww…thanks, Ellen! It was begging to be the star of the show.

      July 24, 2015 at 5:33 am Reply
  • Jeanette

    Wow! I loved the piece before but you took it to Hollywood glam! Fabulous job!

    July 23, 2015 at 11:53 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It is a beautiful piece and I’m glad I was able to fill in the missing pieces to make it whole again. Thank you, Jeanette!

      July 24, 2015 at 5:31 am Reply
  • Breanna

    So many great things going on with this piece! Love that modern masters paint and the chevron inlay is gorgeous!

    July 23, 2015 at 12:24 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      When I saw that inlay, I just knew there was no way I was covering it up…too cool. Thanks, Bre!

      July 24, 2015 at 5:30 am Reply
  • Marie@The Interior Frugalista

    SHUT UP GIRL – that is fabulously fab!!! I love MM Metal Effects Kit and have used it on a few home decor projects but never thought to use it on wood furniture. You rocked the industrial out of this one Larissa – love it!

    July 23, 2015 at 12:36 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Ahahahaha….I seriously laughed out-loud, Marie. Thank you so much. I was long overdue to get my hands on this stuff and know I’m going to patinaize everything! 😀

      July 24, 2015 at 5:29 am Reply
  • Christy

    You rocked this theme, Larissa! I’m so excited I got some of this beautiful copper paint in my swag bag from Haven and now I can’t wait to use it!! XO

    July 23, 2015 at 1:28 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Lucky girl! You will love playing with this stuff…really. Can’t wait to see what you do!

      July 24, 2015 at 5:28 am Reply
  • Amy @ High Style Restyle

    Oh, ahhhh, that patina is FABBBulous! You’re right, the copper alone is striking but the patina gives it the extra WOW factor!

    July 23, 2015 at 3:52 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      hee hee hee. I fall head-over-heels for patina! Thank you, Amy.

      July 24, 2015 at 5:27 am Reply
  • Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule

    Wow, Larissa!!! You aren’t kidding, I’m loving how the metals and wood are playing together in this piece! Great job!

    Nancy

    July 23, 2015 at 7:53 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      So awesome to hear, Nancy. Thank you!

      July 24, 2015 at 5:28 am Reply
  • Rebekah // Charming Imperfections

    Oh wow! When I scrolled to the end result I did not expect it to look like that but I LOVE it! You totally transformed this piece in a good way 🙂

    July 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      So glad you like it, Rebekah. It was just begging to go glam, don’t you think?

      July 24, 2015 at 5:26 am Reply
  • Lucy @ Patina Paradise

    Your piece is definitely a statement piece and definitely Hollywood Glam. And I really thought that chair was something you put together with copper pipe when I first saw it. And I was thinking of using this same product for my piece, hee hee. So glad I chose to do something else, because you rocked the copper!

    July 23, 2015 at 8:09 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Ooh…great minds think alike! I’m headed over to peek at yours, Lucy…can’t wait. 😉

      July 24, 2015 at 5:26 am Reply
  • Kathy, Petticoat Junktion

    Beautiful, I love that patina. You are right…. that copper was gorgeous!

    July 23, 2015 at 8:24 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Metals are just so fun to do. I’m happy with the patina on this one – thanks, Kathy!

      July 24, 2015 at 5:25 am Reply
  • Debrashoppeno5

    Wow, it looks fantastic!

    July 23, 2015 at 11:02 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Debra! Funky and fun piece. 🙂

      July 24, 2015 at 5:24 am Reply
  • Wendi @ H2OBungalow

    This rocks! You never cease to amaze me with the furniture you find and the amazing talent you share in finishing your pieces! I love the MM Metal Effects! There’s so much that can be done with it! Awesome job …and yes that chair was a wink:)

    July 24, 2015 at 9:33 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you so much, Wendi! It wasw a fun product to work with…now to try their other metals…hee hee hee.

      July 26, 2015 at 3:33 pm Reply
  • Becky

    Wow…that stuff is amazing and your vanity looks amazing. I love that patina look and my mind is racing with all the places I could use it. You inspire me!
    Have a great weekend.
    Becky

    July 25, 2015 at 1:07 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Isn’t it cool what it can do? Oooh…the potential! I’m going to have to find something else to try their iron product on. 🙂

      July 26, 2015 at 3:31 pm Reply
  • Tami @ Curb Alert!

    Wowza! Beautiful and the patina is the icing on the cake. Great job. Thanks for inspiring me to try a new product, it looks so cool 🙂

    July 28, 2015 at 9:58 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Can you imagine what you can do with this stuff? Just endless…thank you!

      July 29, 2015 at 9:40 am Reply
  • becky

    Wow, looks great! And lots of hard work too! Nicely done!

    July 30, 2015 at 10:28 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Becky! It was fun to see this transformation unfold. 🙂

      July 31, 2015 at 7:51 am Reply
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    July 31, 2015 at 10:01 pm Reply
  • Kim

    Wow, your projects are absolutely aww inspiring!! I aspire to create similar repurposed furniture, if only you taught classes!! Thank you sharing your expertise!!

    August 26, 2015 at 11:10 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Maybe one day! Thank you so much, Kim. I have fun and am glad others enjoy seeing them too!

      August 30, 2015 at 6:39 pm Reply
  • Donna

    Wow! Great job! I have to go but this stuff, I’ve never see these particular products. I’m instantly thinking about what I have in my inventory that I can use this on. I Love it!

    September 14, 2015 at 7:44 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It has endless possibilities, Donna. I can’t wait to use it again. 🙂

      September 14, 2015 at 11:42 am Reply
  • Beth

    Did you put a top coat over the patina??
    The piece is gorgeous, so inspiring!!

    March 10, 2016 at 8:43 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes, I mentioned that in the post 🙂

      March 11, 2016 at 12:26 pm Reply

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