Vintage Dressing Table Maeover ~For the Love of Red

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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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18 Comments

  • White Lace and Promises

    What a great makeover! Love it!

    July 2, 2014 at 9:27 pm Reply
  • kellyorr

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

    July 2, 2014 at 10:31 pm Reply
  • Designed Decor

    Love it! Pinned!

    July 3, 2014 at 12:02 am Reply
  • Good Time Charlie

    WOW! What a fun transformation. I love the modern red!

    July 3, 2014 at 2:44 pm Reply
  • breida with a b.

    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

    July 3, 2014 at 5:15 pm Reply
  • Jeanette@Creating A Life

    Wow! That’s an amazing makeover. I love the other one you have for sale also 🙂

    July 6, 2014 at 1:00 am Reply
  • Jann Olson

    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

    July 6, 2014 at 3:35 am Reply
  • lauren @ West Furniture Revival

    love the bold color! Turned out gorgeous and i love the staging, i would love to feature it, if that would be ok please let
    me know,
    lauren

    July 6, 2014 at 9:33 pm Reply
  • KMilton

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

    August 26, 2014 at 3:14 am Reply
  • PSamson

    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

    July 27, 2015 at 3:48 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      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! 😀

      July 28, 2015 at 6:51 am Reply
  • Vivian Monroe

    WAY COOL! LOVE IT! 🙂

    September 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm Reply
  • Nuri Josephus

    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

    September 29, 2015 at 3:32 am Reply
    • Larissa

      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! 🙂

      September 29, 2015 at 9:26 pm Reply
  • Bonnie

    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!

    January 8, 2017 at 6:13 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      hahaha…that’s awesome! Thanks, Bonnie.

      January 9, 2017 at 5:21 am Reply
  • Bobby Black

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

    January 9, 2017 at 1:07 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      That could be a problem. 😉 Thanks for the love!

      January 9, 2017 at 5:46 pm Reply

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