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Vintage Dressing Table Makeover ~ For the Love of Red

I have to admit that I promised my hubby, my family, AND myself that no more furniture was to enter into my possession until I cleaned out my workshop. BUT…. (there’s always a but, right?) pieces just have a way of finding me and beckon me to purchase them.  Is it my fault they’re feeling unloved?  tsk. Enter in this vintage dressing table…

Vintage Art Deco dressing table gets a licorice stick red makover for a custom client. A fun twist to a classic piece! by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces
Vintage Art Deco dressing table gets a licorice stick red makover for a custom client. A fun twist to a classic piece! by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces
With a mirror of 42″ diameter, solid wood construction (it was heavy!), and a fab flair, this gorgeous piece wanted a new home. (This one is much like my painted ladyzinc vanity, and industrial vanity)
 
My client lives in the southern part of the U.S. and wanted a showcase vintage dressing table for her room.  She said red and we did RED!
Vintage Art Deco dressing table gets a licorice stick red makover for a custom client. A fun twist to a classic piece! by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces
My oldest daughter and I had fun staging this one!
Vintage Art Deco dressing table gets a licorice stick red makover for a custom client. A fun twist to a classic piece! by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpiecesLicorice Stick gloss red to be exact. Only minor sanding and a bit of veneer repair was needed as prep work.
 
Confession time:  I am typically not your average electronic device user and put off owning a cell phone f.o.r.e.v.e.r.  BUT… (there’s that but again!) I had to invest in one for my business sake and it has really made things easier.  For instance, I went to purchase the fabric she requested and it wasn’t in stock.  Took a picture of another very similar fabric and sent her the picture.  It was either that fabric or wait 2 weeks to get the table.  She responded in minutes and said, “go ahead!”.  Whew.  Normally, I would have driven a half hour home, corresponded in email, and then headed back to the store. Aaah…so much better.
I love the fabric I found because it adds that added punch of contrast to the vintage dressing table, don’t you think?!
Vintage Art Deco dressing table gets a licorice stick red makover for a custom client. A fun twist to a classic piece! by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces
Here’s a look at the befores and afters…

Vintage Art Deco dressing table gets a licorice stick red makover for a custom client. A fun twist to a classic piece! by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Vintage Art Deco dressing table gets a licorice stick red makover for a custom client. A fun twist to a classic piece! by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpiecesIsn’t it fun?!  I love what I do and that my client fell in love with it.

If you’re interested in a custom piece, just send me an email or head to my shop a let me know what you’re looking for.

I’d love it if you would pin and share my vintage dressing table makeover.(because it’s fun!!)

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Comments

  1. kellyorr says

    I don’t normally go for red – but you really did a terrific job, Larissa! Congratulations! It really is a show stopper!

  2. breida with a b. says

    Fantastic! And I really love the bench that goes with the unfinished piece in your shop…is that original to the set?
    Nice work!
    -breida

  3. Jann Olson says

    Hi, hopped over from Jeanette at Creating a Life. that is really some statement piece now! Love the b&w fabric against the red. The mirror on the last set is fabulous! Happy to be a new follower.
    hugs,
    Jann

  4. KMilton says

    We have the same piece! Would love to know more about it!

  5. PSamson says

    I just purchased a piece like this today, exact same styling but a little different setup. No name anywhere on the piece so I am wondering who is the maker/manufacturer of the piece you did. If you could find out and let me know I would greatly appreciate it!

    Thanks-
    Paige

    • Larissa says

      Hi Paige! Sounds like you scored a good one. Unfortunately, it is typical to not find any markings on Mid Century pieces, and the same was true for me with this one. I have no idea who the manufacturer was – sorry! I also have two other vanities in my collection that are unmarked. I wonder what they were thinking? :/ Let me know if you find out! 😀

  6. Nuri Josephus says

    Good Morning!

    I love all of your work – the amazing creativity just makes me want to give up my day job and go Prodigal!
    Im from South Africa – and your paints and products are strange to me. What do I look at when I try and match yours with ours?

    Kind Regards

    Nuri

    • Larissa says

      Hello! Thank you for stopping by, Nuri. I don’t know the extent of your resources, but sometimes you can go to a paint store and they can look up a color and color match it. Not sure what else to tell you other than matching it yourself. Sorry! 🙂

  7. Bonnie says

    Stunning, absolutely stunning! Just watched the DVD of ‘Unsinkable Molly Brown’ with g-daughter Emily. The living room in their Denver mansion was completely red!

  8. Bobby Black says

    It really turned out beautiful. Wish you could redo mine, but it’s in Alaska

  9. Jean Darr says

    I have several pieces to paint myself, I have redone a few pieces small pieces for my own home one was a 4 poster twin bed in red chalk paint with black wax, and getting ready to do a small dresser to match. The red is a very fun color. I am thinking about painting and selling some pieces and was wondering how to go about pricing pieces such as vanity’s, also 3 piece antique bedroom sets and 4 and 6 piece table and chairs.
    Any info would be greatly appreciated

    • Larissa says

      Best thing to do is look at local markets online and physical shops to compare. Figure in your hours/materials spent, what the item would be worth redone, and go from there. Hope that helps!

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