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Updated Art Deco Dressing Table

So…this followed me home…ahem. Don’t you believe me? Well, if you’ve hung around with me for long, you know that I have a strong affinity for all things dressing tables. One of my very first projects was a gorgeous Art Deco set I named My Painted Lady. This gal below has sleek lines, a beautiful mirror, but needs some luv. Join me for my updated Art Deco dressing table makeover.

Art Deco Dressing Table Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

This set has been patiently waiting for my attention about six months in my garage. During that time, I would walk by and try to envision what sort of update to complete. Never-mind the clutter, k? It’s a workshop, what can I say…

Updated Vintage Art Deco Dressing Table Before | prodigalpieces.com

Just for reference sake, you can see my past dressing table (aka. vanity) makeover in these past posts. It’s been a few years since I’ve had the time to work on one, so I’m excited to do this.

DIY TIME

First, I assess what needs done. The obvious: worn finish with water rings and flaking finish. The hidden: cracked frame and rust. However, there’s definitely more good than bad, so I say that’s a win. Next, I break out my orbital sander and knock off the finish completely on the drawer fronts, bench, and table top.

Then, it’s time to remove the upholstered top.

Vanity Bench Upside-Down | prodigalpieces.com

It is the original fabric, which I’m sure is all the rage at the time. The play off the edgy lines in the upholstery play off the curves in the dressing table design.

Original Art Deco Fabric on Dressing Table Bench | prodigalpieces.com

Last, it’s time to add some color to this updated Art Deco dressing table makeover. If you saw the oak pedestal table I made over a few weeks ago, you can see I used this color.

Painting Updated Art Deco Dressing Table | prodigalpieces.com

While I’m waiting for paint to cure, I use a white wax on the oak veneer faces I’m leaving raw wood. After that I apply clear wax on the paint to give it longevity.

Waxing Dressing Table Top | prodigalpieces.com

THE REVEAL

Finally, after my small stent of DIY fun, my updated Art Deco dressing table is ready to go.

Vintage Art Deco Dressing Table Reveal by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #home #artdeco #vintage #diy

Side View Art Deco Dressing Table Refinished by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #vintage #artdeco #boho

It has a fresh, new vibe that really brings it to life, don’t you think? I’m excited with the outcome. Not only does this piece make a statement, it is solid and built to last.

Open Drawer on Art Deco Dressing Table | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #home #homedecor

Art Deco Dressing Table with Curved Glass Shelf by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #vintage #artdeco #diy

Likewise, the lines really draw your eye into that huge 44″ mirror. Not to mention, staging such a huge beauty is hard! haha. Then, on the other hand, you have new upholstery that is reminiscent of the old. Also, it’s protected by Scotchguard as well.

White Embossed Upholstered Art Deco Dressing Table Bench by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #vintage

Vintage Art Deco Dressing Table Top by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #home #diy #artdeco #boho

If you’d like to make this vintage beauty a part of your home story, you can find it and more available in my online shop.

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In addition, do pin and share my updated Art Deco dressing table. I know there are more vintage gems waiting for revival.

Vintage Art Deco Dressing Table Makeover into Modern Style by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #vintage #artdeco #diy #home #homedecor

Up next…trash or #trashure? Wait and see!

Misfit Bunk Bed Ladders Before | prodigalpieces.com

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Also, more makeovers like this updated Art Deco dressing table:

A curbside Art Deco chest of drawers was left for trash, but Larissa of Prodigal Pieces saw potential | Details here at prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #artdeco #vintage #diy #home #homedecorVintage French Provincial Desk Gets the Makeover of a Lifetime by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | Details at prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #furniture #home #frenchprovincial #homedecor

Comments

  1. Nancy F Lambert says

    Vanity is Beautiful, awesome job.

  2. Kim Banko says

    Just gorgeous Larissa! Love the paint colour. It looks beautiful with the raw wood.

    • Larissa says

      Thank you, Kim. I’m totally smitten with this color combo. It makes me think spring!

  3. Rebecca - NC says

    Gorgeous! And it still has all of its Art Deco beauty. Another spot-on makeover by the master!!! 💕

    • Larissa says

      You sure do know how to make a gal blush. 😀 Thank you, Rebecca.

  4. susan says

    VERY pretty Larissa! You have such vision!

  5. Mary formerly of the boondocks says

    Whoa it looks so modern now Larissa!!

  6. Janina says

    You did a great job. Just perfect.

  7. Deb says

    Love this, awesome job! Wish I lived near you, it would be in my truck headed to it’s new home!

  8. Jennifer says

    Beautiful work on the vanity! I also love to make over vanities. Re-doing a vanity was actually my first furniture makeover and I’ve been hooked ever since.

    • Larissa says

      Same for me! I bought my first for $3 and it sold fast. wahoo!!

  9. Kaycee says

    Hi Larissa, I love what you’ve done here. The paint color and the raw waxed wood combination is gorgeous., and you found great fabric to reupholster the stool with.

    • Larissa says

      Thank you, Kaycee. The upholstery was actually sent to me along with a bunch of other treasured fabrics by a sweet reader.

  10. Marie B. says

    First off, what a gorgeous art deco find, especially with the original mirror and bench. You did a lovely job breathing new life into it. The color is so perfect!

    • Larissa says

      These sets are always a squeal to find when they’re complete. Thanks so much for the love, Marie.

  11. Marietta Walker says

    So feminine, soft, and beautiful. Breathtaking as always.

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