Friday, March 22, 2013

OLD SEWING MACHINE CABINET REDO


I started off with this old sewing machine, below, I won at an auction for only $5. 
I knew I could do something with it.

I had already removed the top piece by the hinges when I remembered to snap a "before" pic. 
I did plug up that sewing machine, and as old as it is, it still worked perfect.
 I tried it out before I did anything and almost kept it because it worked so good. 
But I have a few of these and room is running short.

But to make it lighter and easier to move around, I asked my husband to remove it. Which turned out to only be about six screws and two hinges. I kept it though!

I had a new cabinet door put up that I won from a previous auction, for a $1.50, I think. 
A door in which I had no idea what to do with yet. 
That is, until I got this old sewing machine.
The door is the same on both sides. And I thought that it would make a great top for my sewing machine table. And it did.
Then, as you can see above, the door/table top is a way darker brown than the bottom of the table/old sewing machine. 

So, I opened up a can of flat black, oil based paint, from Walmart. And I grabbed an old cloth rag and started smearing it on, little by little. 

I didn't want to completely paint it black. Just wanted to make it a streaky, darker color. To better match the top.

I did one coat of streaking. Let that dry. And then I added another slightly streaking coat. Then I was happy with it. And this is how it turned out:

Here's one more look at it 
BEFORE:
And here's the final look at it 
AFTER:

I priced it for $29.99 and it sold the first week that it was in my Booth #555 at the Morehead Peddlers Mall.

I had a total of $6.50 in it plus the painting. 
So I think that made for a good enough profit. 

Thanks to whoever loved it enough to grab it up so fast!

~Happy Crafting Ya'll!



6 comments:

  1. You did an awesome job! I think $30 was a steal of a price for that too!

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  2. Hi Nona! Thanks so much! When I redo an item, it really is kinda hard to figure a price. But I just kinda go with what I'd actually pay for it, if i saw it out. lol. Thanks again!

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  3. You did one fine job. It looks lovely.

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    1. Thanks KC! It was a fast, fun project as well.

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  4. How wonderful, I'm so envious of your talents as I'd love to be able to have an eye for this sort of thing.

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    1. Hi Petty!
      Not sure how your comment slipped by but I just found it!
      Thank you so much!
      I just try to look for things with basically "good bones." lol And then paint and stencils kind of do the rest. It's fun!
      Thanks again for stopping by and commenting!
      -Lisa

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