Top
free discounts & updates

Vanity Makeovers ~ 16 Different Sets Redone

I’m taking a walk down memory lane today. Won’t you join me? I have always wanted to do a round-up of all the different vanity makeovers that I have worked on over the last three years (time flies when you’re having fun!). Now I can share them with you all in one place.

So let’s step back in time to see all the different sets that have come through my possession and into my shop to new owners.

Shop Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

My very first project EVER, was this little Art Deco waterfall vanity I found at Goodwill for $5. This was before they’ve started to jack up their prices ridiculously for damaged goods. tsk.

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Not having really started furniture for sale yet, it sat for a few months before I could tackle it because I was already painting the exterior and interior of our home all by myself. But boy, what a job this little thing was! The veneer was in horrible shape and the entire piece needed sanded down and repaired. It had no mirror, but I found one through Etsy. It arrived busted and FedEx replaced it with a new one. Whew!

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

This was when I fell in love with my favorite seconds paint aqua color I have used again, and again.

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

The rest of these won’t be in chronological order, but pretty close, and I’ve tried to find all the various ones I’ve worked on. Crazy to see how my photography and staging have changed.

This next Art Deco beauty I named, My Painted Lady. What a glamorous piece that convinced me paint can do amazing things.

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Scored this for $50 and learned so much in repair and detailing.

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

It seems I have a knack for coming around large gems like this and decided to go with a metallic version on my next one.

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

You can read the full makeover and tutorial on how to achieve this finish here.

DIY Zinc Faux Finish Tutorial by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpiecesThis next piece was a custom order from a lady who ordered it for her daughter.

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

The veneer was in great shape, except for the center surface, but I sanded down and gave it an espresso makeover.

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

I was so pleased with their choice of upholstery – that chevron accentuated the uniqueness of this piece.

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

This next vanity was part of a 3-piece treasure hunt I called my Providential set. You can ready all about them here.

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Bye-bye 80’s orange stain, and hello soft yellow with hand-painted detailing. So much better.

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

These next two were two very different custom orders. I find it fun to get to meet all sorts of personalities and it couldn’t be more true in these two examples from this post.

First, was this Art Deco that went out west to a lady who lived seaside. She wanted a light purple with jellyfish upholstery.

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

How fun is that?

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

The next was more traditional in its Queen Anne design with tri-fold mirror. If it’s not obvious to you, the stool that came with it was not original, but I was able to find a suitable match.

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

The best part was, the mother of the daughter this set was for, sent me her bedroom pillow and I used it to recover the chair seat.

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

How about some more Art Deco drama? This was custom order made by a lady residing in New Mexico. I was totally in love with her color scheme. RED (click to read more).

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

What a difference, right?

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

My next piece was found via Craigslist and I refer to it as my Ugly Duckling vanity.

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

My hubby said it was junk, but with some TLC and creativity, this is the after:

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

That one is my favorite of my vanity makeovers. So fun to see the night and day difference.

I am a sucker for the tri-fold mirror vanities and this one really struck a nerve with me.

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

These two pieces of this set were found separately, and were married in to a gorgeous piece. View this Antique Vanity Transformation here.

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

The fretwork and details of this next piece were gorgeous, but since some was missing and those plastic pulls had to go, it was time for paint.

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

My French Country vanity.

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

You’ll be surprised that I scored this next piece along with a chest of drawers from Craigslist for free…yup. This is my Rustic Chic makeover that you can read more by clicking the link.

Rustic Chic Finish by Prodigal Pieces - You can create this look with paint and stain www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

I think that set stole my heart and is one of my favorites. ♥

Can you believe this next vanity was in the trash?! Paired with a mirror given to me by a friend and then restored with a thrifted bench and makeover. This is my French Script dressing table.

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

For our themed makeovers each month, I was challenged to create an industrial look. This giant Art Deco beauty received a makeover giving it an industrial chic look.

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Check out those chevron inlays…wow.

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 beauty never made it to a blog post, but was sent to my shop and sold. It’s one of my favorite vanity makeovers. Fun and chic!

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

How about this pair? They may not match now, but they do after I get to work on them. hee hee.
16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

The next two pieces I don’t have the before’s on (they’re buried in my archives, but each has a story. This first vanity, I found had been worn down over the years and was missing pieces that I repaired with clay using my tutorial.

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

This next vintage wire vanity I found at a garage sale and paired with a thrifted mirror. After a few coats of spray paint and new upholstery, this set made a little girl very happy.

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

I hope you had fun and were inspired as I took you through most of the vanities I’ve worked on over the last few years. Each has taught me so much and I’m so glad I decided to purchase that $5 vanity that started it all. I bet you can guess that I already have another custom I’m working on for a client, and I’m sure there will be more to come!

Pin and share the vanity makeovers to find this page again and so that others can see too. Thank you!

16 Amazing Vanity Makeovers from Art Deco to Antique - a must see! by Prodigal Pieces. www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Other furniture like my vanity makeovers:

A left for trash dumpster dresser gets a makeover taking it from damsel in distress to Boho Chic DIVA. A must see makoever! by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpiecesA garage sale freebie Art Deco water dresser gets a sweet Volkswagen Bus makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Comments

  1. Mary-In the boondocks says

    Such beauty in one post is too much! Each one has a unique character that you were able to bring out. And I’m sure they are each special to you, your other children if we can call them that!

    • Larissa says

      Yes, Mary, each is so different in character and they are like my children (though I wouldn’t sell my kids). hee hee.

  2. Kari says

    So much eye candy all in one post what a great way to start my week thanks!

    • Larissa says

      So glad you enjoyed it, Kari! It was fun to see how I started and where I am now.

  3. GWEN says

    glad you’re not asking us to vote and the best, prettiest, most clever! they are ALL beautiful! nice to catch up with some of your older beauties!

    • Larissa says

      I should have, Gwen! Thanks for stopping by and showing me some love. 🙂

  4. Ellen says

    Gen is right, would be hard to pick a favorite child!

    • Larissa says

      hahaha…yes, they are all special in their own right. Thank you!

  5. [email protected] Interior Frugalista says

    Wow girl, you have done a lot of vanity makeovers! Each and every one of them is gorgeous in its own right. You’re a gal whose talents can do a fabulous furniture makeover in any style!

    • Larissa says

      It’s fun to work in different eras and get creative to my heart’s content. Isn’t it fun?!

  6. Cheryl B. says

    Your white and blue French country just kills me.So stunning.I also love the real and white with lg.rnd.mirror. fabulous job on all.

  7. Christine says

    These are amazing! I would love to know how much $ you sell them for.

    • Larissa says

      Thanks so much. You can always visit my shop to see what I’m up to. 🙂

  8. Dee B says

    You turn frogs to princes! Thank you. These are very inspiring, all beautiful remakes.

    • Larissa says

      awww….thank you! I’m delighted to hear you think so.

  9. Autumn says

    These are all so beautiful! I have one of my own that I am looking to fix up, but I am missing the chair. Do you mind me asking where you found some of the chairs for yours that did not come with them?

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! I just search thrift stores and garage sales for them. I even use Craiglist or local online marketplaces too.

  10. Diane Biondi says

    Your vanity makeovers are incredibly beautiful. You are so talented!

  11. Paige says

    Hi I love what you did to these vanities. I found the exact one that you did in silver, (it has the mirror and the bench too) on the side of the road and want to do it like the white and green one you did. It’s so gorgeous. I could really use some instructions as this is only the second piece of furniture I have refinished and the other was a simple side table. Thanks for the inspiration

    • Larissa says

      Thank you, Paige. My strongest suggestion is to really focus on preparing the surface. Make any repairs, clean, and once that’s done it’s just a matter of the finish work.

  12. Julie says

    I have a piece pretty much like the 2nd picture, except right now it’s painted black. (That’s probably the 4th or 5th color, and I’m being conservative when I say that). Anyway, do I need to strip it all the way down or just sand it enough so the new color can stick, or both? Also, where do you find your benches? I would love to have one or a small wire back chair.

    • Larissa says

      Welllll…that depends on the paint job under there and what you’re looking to achieve. If you’re after a rustic look, then most likely leave it and lightly sand. If for a fine finish, I would make sure the previous painted coats are smooth.

  13. Linda says

    Hi Larissa, I have just viewed your work! Wow you are A fantastic artist!!
    Believe it or not the vanity that you painted red..that is my exact vanity my mother gave me when I was a little girl! Her parents bought it brand new for her! It was a whole set, double bed frame, chest of drawers and the vanity! I now only have the vanity and chest of drawers! My question is how would you paint it with the two colors of gray and cream? There is very little detailing on it! I Would like to paint for my granddaughter and give it to her! This will only be my 3rd piece I have ever done. Thanks for helping me.

    • Larissa says

      You just made my day, Linda. Thanks! 😀 Those are such quality pieces, built to last. If you could send me a pic I could give better advice on how to incorporate those colors. email larissa at prodigalpieces dot com.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Client Love

I love it! Larissa is amazing. She listened to what I wanted and then she took care of the rest! This is my second piece I've bought from her and I'm in love! I highly recommend her.

~ Laurel

Prodigal Pieces
2020-03-21T21:34:13-04:00

~ Laurel

I love it! Larissa is amazing. She listened to what I wanted and then she took care of the rest! This is my second piece I've bought from her and I'm in love! I highly recommend her.

I love this cart, it's exquisite. The item was received in extremely secure packaging, no damage to the item. The delivery person was very professional and courteous. Larissa of Prodigal Pieces is so very amazing. A rating of 10 is deserved. Thank you, Larissa.

~ Stephanie

Prodigal Pieces
2020-03-21T21:39:34-04:00

~ Stephanie

I love this cart, it's exquisite. The item was received in extremely secure packaging, no damage to the item. The delivery person was very professional and courteous. Larissa of Prodigal Pieces is so very amazing. A rating of 10 is deserved. Thank you, Larissa.

I should have left this review MONTHS ago! I absolute love this lunch bag. I honestly carry this 5 days a week. It is the perfect size! Not only can you put your lunch in it, it can also hold your book. I enjoy reading at lunch, so I have all I need in one cute bag. Thank you so much Larissa!

~ Mikki

Prodigal Pieces
2020-03-21T21:43:16-04:00

~ Mikki

I should have left this review MONTHS ago! I absolute love this lunch bag. I honestly carry this 5 days a week. It is the perfect size! Not only can you put your lunch in it, it can also hold your book. I enjoy reading at lunch, so I have all I need in one cute bag. Thank you so much Larissa!

Awww…I love this sweet Cat with an attitude!! SO SO adorable! Well worth the money, and he will become a priceless treasure in my home! Thanks Larissa for always making your ideas turn into true treasures!

~ Sharon

Prodigal Pieces
2020-03-21T21:45:37-04:00

~ Sharon

Awww…I love this sweet Cat with an attitude!! SO SO adorable! Well worth the money, and he will become a priceless treasure in my home! Thanks Larissa for always making your ideas turn into true treasures!

Perfect purchase from start to finish! Absolutely adorable piece so creatively thought out. Packed with the greatest of care with lightening fast delivery. Very customer-oriented and friendly crafter. Could not ask for more! Thank you!

~ Deanna

Prodigal Pieces
2020-03-21T21:52:00-04:00

~ Deanna

Perfect purchase from start to finish! Absolutely adorable piece so creatively thought out. Packed with the greatest of care with lightening fast delivery. Very customer-oriented and friendly crafter. Could not ask for more! Thank you!
0
0
Prodigal Pieces

This site utilizes cookies to offer you the best experience possible. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close