Friday, October 28, 2011

SEW LOVELY !


SOMETIMES YOU NEED A LITTLE VISION AND
IMAGINATION TO BRING THAT BEAUTY OUT!
WHEN EVER I GO THRIFTING NOW I TRY
TO LOOK AT THE PIECES AS WHAT
ELSE COULD THEY BE.

I'VE SEEN OTHER REDO'S LIKE THE ONE
I JUST DID AND I HAVE LOVED ALL OF
THEM. SO I KNEW I HAD TO MAKE
ONE MY VERY OWN.

SO WHEN I FOUND THIS AT AN ESTATE SALE
I KNEW IT WAS COMING HOME WITH ME.
AN OLD SEWING MACHINE BASE.





AND HERE IS MY FINISHED PIECE 
I HOPE YOU LIKE IT!





















I REALLY ENJOYED DOING THIS PIECE, 
IT WAS FUN DOING SOMETHING OUT OF THE
ORDINARY. THE TOP OF THE PIECE IS
ACTUALLY FROM A COFFEE TABLE I FOUND AT
THE TRIFT STORE I TOOK THE TABLE 
APART AND JUST RESTORED THE TOP OF THE 
PIECE. HERE IS A BEFORE SHOT OF THE
TABLE TOP I USED...





39 comments:

  1. Very creative use of two different parts, and now you have a beautiful and unique table!

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  2. I like it A LOT! This is the kind of piece I would love to have in my home.

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  3. Hey Lauren-
    This turned out sew well...unique and fun and oh, sew cool. ; )
    Have a good weekend!
    ~Tina

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  4. Love it! This turned out amazing. I love the base - I have been wanting to find a base like this to make a table or desk with for awhile but no luck yet. I particularly like the curves and swirls on yours. Looks beautiful.

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  5. This is awesome Lauren!! This will make such a cute table!! Love how you used both pieces together!

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  6. Two great pieces that will not go to landfill, how can I not love it! Beautifully done. I have been looking for a pedestal base for a table top that I have, but maybe now I'll rethink and look for something I can repurpose.

    Thanks for joining it at my first party! It's not a par-tay without participants.

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  7. I do love it! My mom made one similar to this years ago. I have been on the hunt for an old base for awhile but have been unsuccessful. Your came out beautiful! andrea@townandprairie

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  8. Well done!! I have seen this often with a rectangle top, but I really like the round top - so unique!

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  9. I love it...mine is a Singer and my husband is going to put a new top on it so that I can use it for a sewing table. I have never seen such an ornate and feminine one. Great find!

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  10. What a cool table! I also love the pictures/cartoons you have at the beginnings of your posts. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. That is such a great table! Love it!

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  12. Good remake of two different pieces of furniture. That is the first round top that I've seen on a vintage cast iron sewing machine base - it works very well.
    - Joy

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  13. Thank you for sharing, I have a sewing machine base and was going to put a rectangular table top in it, but I like th idea of a round one. I also like the idea of repurposing an old table. Your table inspires me to do something with mine.

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  14. I love the base! I never seen one like that! Great job!

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  15. Your table is the prettiest with the antique iron sewmachine base! I can go way way back in my memory and see my little old grandmother pedaling her machine as she stitched me a dress. I like your table being round. It would never have occurred to me to use anything other than a rectangular top.

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  16. Thanks so much for sharing this on Crafty Scrappy Happy's Link up Party that I co-hosted -- I just gave you a feature on my favorite link ups! www.pbjstories.blogspot.com
    Beautiful table!

    Pamela @ pbjstories.blogspot.com

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  17. Isn't it amazing how decorative they made something so utilitarian? What a beautiful treasure you have now!

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  18. Great redo, you do a great job at putting together two castoffs and creating something wonderful. Thanks for sharing, Laura Cottage and Broome

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  19. Love it! Thanks for linking up!

    xoxo,
    Clydia {Three Mango Seeds}

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  20. Amazing! I just refinished a base exactly like yours, but I just took it down to the original bronze color that it was. What you have is a very old Willcox & Gibbs treadle base. It was made before the large W and G were made a part of the design. But if you look closely at the irons, you can see it embossed in them.

    You did a beautiful job. Congratulations.

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  21. I too would have snatched up that sewing machine table base! You really did a seamless job of combining the table top and the base!

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  22. i love that, lauren! the wooden top is a perfect fit! it would be so cute with a couple of parlor chairs!

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  23. I've seen so many old sewing machine tables at yard sales, etc., but didn't necessarily want the table per se. Your idea is great, just use the base and a table top that you like! Thanks for linking up over at Club G.W {Goodwill} with Charm Bracelet Diva!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  24. LOVE love love love! I have been wanting to do something like this for a long time! Thank you so much for sharing what you did! You rock!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  25. Great makeover! I love the legs painted black as well!

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  26. Great makeover!
    The old sewing machine base looks amazing. What a great new piece of furniture!!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  27. I love it...that looks great. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. that's a beautiful sewing machine base! It makes a pretty table!
    gail

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  29. Wow, what a transformation! That is so beautiful. You did an amazing job-well done!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  30. I love what you did with this.
    I just found a complete singer sewing machine at a garage sale for $40!

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  31. I love mixing and matching tops and bottoms- this is one of my favorites.

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  32. Really cute- it turned out fantastic. Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  33. Wow, I would not have thought to make this base into a table. Genius! And I love the black paint. Thanks so much for linking up to Fabulous Friday!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  34. Lauren this is soooo great!! I love it! I have something similar in my garage - you've inspired me to get going!
    I featured you today! http://www.flamingotoes.com/2011/11/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-features-27/

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