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. Moreover, join me for my updated Art Deco dressing table makeover.
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? Besides, it’s a workshop, what can I say…
Just for reference’s 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.
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.
It is the original fabric, which I’m sure is all the rage at the time. What is more, the play off the edgy lines in the upholstery play off the curves in the dressing table design.
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 use this color.
While I’m waiting for paint to cure, I use a white wax on the oak veneer faces I’m leaving raw wood. Meanwhile, after that I apply clear wax on the paint to give it longevity.
Finally, after my small stent of DIY fun, my updated Art Deco dressing table is ready to go.
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, but it is also solid and built to last.
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.
With that in mind, 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.
In addition, do pin and share my updated Art Deco dressing table. I know there are more vintage gems waiting for revival.
Up next…trash or #trashure? Wait and see!
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Nancy F Lambert says
Vanity is Beautiful, awesome job.
Thank you, Nancy.
Kim Banko says
Just gorgeous Larissa! Love the paint colour. It looks beautiful with the raw wood.
Thank you, Kim. I’m totally smitten with this color combo. It makes me think spring!
Rebecca - NC says
Gorgeous! And it still has all of its Art Deco beauty. Another spot-on makeover by the master!!! ?
You sure do know how to make a gal blush. 😀 Thank you, Rebecca.
VERY pretty Larissa! You have such vision!
Thank you for the kind words, Susan.
Mary formerly of the boondocks says
Whoa it looks so modern now Larissa!!
I’m so glad you think so, Mary. Love these pieces.
You did a great job. Just perfect.
Your words mean much, Janina. Thank you!
Love this, awesome job! Wish I lived near you, it would be in my truck headed to it’s new home!
You are so much fun, Deb! Thank you for the smile.
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.
Same for me! I bought my first for $3 and it sold fast. wahoo!!
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.
Thank you, Kaycee. The upholstery was actually sent to me along with a bunch of other treasured fabrics by a sweet reader.
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!
These sets are always a squeal to find when they’re complete. Thanks so much for the love, Marie.
Marietta Walker says
So feminine, soft, and beautiful. Breathtaking as always.
You are so sweet to say so. Thank you, Mariette.