In the last days of getting ready for The Barn vintage market last August, I was fighting some serious burn-out! I still had a list of projects I wanted to do, but I was rapidly approaching the “who cares” point… Have you ever been there with me??
Here’s one little project that barely squeaked in, and I’m so glad it did!
I came across the parts to an antique treadle sewing machine at a garage sale last spring. It was disassembled, filthy…and I talked the lady down to $7!
Here’s how it looked after I cleaned it, put it together (you can see that the actual foot pedal part is missing, but I didn’t care…see, there’s a theme going on here), and gave it a coat of some black spray paint.
The plan was to build a new top, like this other treadle table I made here.
But…then I remembered another table top I had in my “stash.” It was a Goodwill find from over a year ago that I rescued it off of three spindly legs (the legs I burned).
Angels sang! They were a perfect fit. I refinished the wood top, added a graphic (of course), and put the two together.
And then…I took a lousy cell-phone picture.
<Sigh.> Now that…in retrospect…I wish I had cared about!