A white lacquered vintage dresser doubles as a nightstand. An orange chandelier is swaged to the side, adding a bright pop of color. To balance out the chandelier, a tall vase is filled with flowers, creating height on both sides.
A lacquered red dresser offers a bold pop of color against the neutral oak wall paneling and a place to store office supplies. An ultra-modern chair sits atop the sisal rug and plays off the geometric lines of the paneling with a triangular back and seat.
This luxurious master bathroom features a small nook for additional storage. The second vanity area is defined by a rustic dresser, lacquered trays, mercury glass vases and the focal point: sunburst mirrors fashioned from antiqued mirror panes.
Vintage furniture was given a modern update for this girl's bedroom, including a hotel dresser and a lacquered chair upholstered with pink velvet. An acrylic cloud makes for a statement piece on the wall, adding even more personality to the room.
Designer Naomi Stein wanted the vanity to resemble campaign-style furniture and worked with cabinetmaker Christiana Cabinetry to get the scale right. To dress up the corner, she paired a Ghost chair with a vintage mirror and a hot pink lacquer tray.
A lacquered orange desk and mid-century modern chair create a dressing area that's colorful and oh-so chic in the home of actress Tiffani Thiessen. A wall of custom storage houses an impressive shoe collection. Meanwhile, a white angora throw adds an extra splash of glamour.
This dressing room features 12-foot high storage units that are decorated with panels of mirrors and lacquer. A marble mosaic lays the foundation for dramatic details, such as a a French-inspired crystal chandelier and white ottoman stitched with a Hermes shawl top. The room was designed by Pamela Babey with BAMO.
We took an underutilized closet and turned it into a bar by lining it with faux crock wallpaper, then adding studs and a cherished family photo to the back of the door. The built-in drawers were dressed with vintage brass pulls and sprayed in black lacquer while the tray, outfitted with draw glides, is lit from the shelf above.
This early 1900s American bow front dresser was bought for $125, then updated with two coats of a sprayed white lacquer finish. That not only modernized the dated piece but also helped the bronze hardware stand out. The key to getting a great finish on an old piece is using a sprayer instead of brushes or rollers. Most home improvement stores rent HVLP (high-volume low-pressure) sprayers at a daily rate between $75 and $100. What sets HVLP sprayers apart from others is a fine mist tip, the key to achieving a professional look.
These vintage doors are a clever transition from Angela's daughter's bedroom into her art studio. Angela found the doors, lacquered them and had them put on a track system in order to divide the two spaces. Notice that just beyond the doors in the hot pink studio, the trim color is white as opposed to the tone-on-tone application we've seen throughout the home. Bright white borders on the deep pink tone define the color even more. Another cool trick? When your case goods don't actually match, have them painted the same color simply for continuity. Neither of the tables, chests or dressers in this space were sourced together or at the same time, however the crisp white finish on each makes it look like they were destined to live in the same room.