Here she is after her makeover.
I started her makeover by removing everything from the base.
Then I scrubbed the base to remove all of the years of dirt,
mud dauber nests, loose paint, rust
and a lot of thread that was wrapped around the wheels.
Once the base was all cleaned and the wheels were rolling smoothly,
I painted it with a fresh coat of black primer and paint.
I chose a piece of reclaimed walnut that we had in our lumber stash
to make a new table top for it.
My husband actually made the top.
He took the reclaimed board and cut it into two pieces,
glued them long edge to long edge, then worked his magic on it.
He builds mandolins and guitars by trade
and has been blessed with a talent when it comes to working with wood.
If you're interested in checking out some of his instrument builds
I call him the wood whisperer.
I love the dark grain in the walnut and how it works with the black base.
Lastly, we attached the new top to the base.
I absolutely love how the whole piece turned out,
but I do not have room for her, so if you love her too, she's available here.
I still have the drawers and the original sewing machine
that I can do something with!
I have a few projects in mind for the drawers.
Any suggestions for the sewing machine?
Thank you for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day!
'til next time,