It’s always fun to redeem a piece of furniture or make cast-off items into something useful, but do you ever have one that just screams at you the instant you see it? Sometimes while perusing Craigslist, a listing will just make me sit up, make my pulse start to race, and I begin to pray that it isn’t already taken while I grab the phone and dial! This Art Deco dressing table was the one that did that to me.
$50!!!! Do you see why?
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Laurel Putman says
Just beautiful…I can see why you had trouble parting with it!!
Peggy~PJH Designs says
What a wonderful find. You transformed it beautifully.
It is stunning! Such a pretty shade of blue!
sara whalen says
[email protected] From the Heart says
Oh, that piece turned out gorgeous! I would have had a very, very hard time parting with it. I’m sure the new owner is over the moon in love with it as much as you are/were.
Love the colors, the detail and that mirror…oh my!
One Shabby Old House says
Stunning. What a fabulous work of art you created. I paint furniture too and it can be so hard to part with the really pretty ones. I sometimes keep them in my staged lol garage/ workroom for an extra few day…ah heck sometimes weeks. It’s my weakness. But that one just might have been one that I would have found a spot for. You certainly have a great eye for detail.
She’s a beauty, for sure! I love to see new life in the oldies but goodies!
Angie Chavez says
What a beauty – well done!
MONICA LIVAS says
WOW! Beautiful piece and great transformation!
Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking says
Gorgeous! I have to tell you I’m jealous of your freezing garage – I’m sure mine hit 110 today. I’m featuring your dressing table in the PoPP Spotlight this week.
Joan B says
Absolutely gorgeous! What a transformation!
Marie Blackburn says
Beyond stunning – a MUST Pin! I found it over at the Give Me The Goods party.
Absolutely stunning!!!! Well done! I love it!
What a piece! I totally can see you hauling and pulling that thing down the stairs. But so worth it, I know! The details on the dresser is amazing, all from the carvings til the big mirror with flowers and the gold details.
FYI I would allso get rid of my bed if I could keep this! Who needs sleep?:p
Kimberly ~ Serendipity Refined says
Oh Larissa…it’s AMAZING! Perfect colors, detail and fabric….you have such a wonderful eye. Well done!
[email protected] Interior Frugalista says
Oh my gosh that is absolutely stunning Larissa! You did such a beautiful job on this. Love the ivory and gold embellishments and that color is gorgeous. Lucky finding the vanity bench on Craigslist – I couldn’t find one for nothing over here. I can see how that would’ve been a hard piece to part with.
Can you imagine having one like that? swoon… Thank you so much for your sweet words. At least I know it’s only a 5 minute drive from me. 😉
I have one very similar, along with the matching bed and wardrobe , that belonged to my sweet mama when she was a little girl. It has lovely blue glass tiles, some of which are missing. Any idea where I could find replacements? Thank you for the beautiful makeover ideas!! It is a beauty.
Wow! Good for you! I would either try to remove one of the existing glass tiles and take it to an glass shop that could cut you similar ones or look on eBay or Etsy. Hope this helps and thank you for the love!
Kathy Curtis says
I love what you have done with these old vanity’s. I have one that now I want to fix up. My question for you is the mirror I have for this vanity is round like the one you show here. The mirror is so old that it has lost some of the clearness I am not sure how to explain. Do you know if mirrors are fixable? To give them the original clearness. This was my Aunt’s vanity and I am the second owner of this and I would love to be able to get the mirror fixed. I use this vanity daily.
Back in the day, there were artisans who re-glassed mirrors, but I don’t know of a single one who does it anymore. There may be one out there, though. Otherwise, you enjoy them as is or replace. Sorry, I’m not much help, but am glad to hear you’re enjoying that beauty. 🙂
Sandra L. Vey says
Been looking for many years now. Please email me if you have or know where I can find an art deco vanity dressing table in white with large round mirror, waterfall design. Must be in GREAT shape. Would welcome homemade from someone who is selling a “beauty”. (such as Etsy, etc.)
I see them all the time in my searches. Feel free to email me so we can chat. larissa at prodigalpieces dot com
lynn finch says
Omg, this piece is gorgeous!
That is absolutely freaking gorgeous. I can’t believe you sold it. I bought a similar one several years ago (no mirror though) and it’s still sitting in my garage….still needing the paint scraped off of it (the place that sold it had painted it), and the veneer is peeling off.
Believe me, I think of it often. I still have no room for it as I like to sleep. 😀 tee hee. You have a winner waiting to happen!
Teresa Abell says
I had one like this when I was little too. I found one almost exactly like it, & like this one for $30 on Facebook. Problem is that the veneer on the middle part is discolored and bubbled up. I think something with oil was spilled on it. I have zero idea how to fix it.
That’s a sweet find. Just remove the veneer using my towel soak method.