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Repurposed WWII Military First Aid Storage Suitcase Table w/ Sewing Machine Base & Yardsticks

I created this custom table with a vintage WWII suitcase, a vintage New Companion sewing machine iron base and yardsticks. I painted on the custom "first aid" artwork on top to give it the theme. You can see a full description of the project and process via the jump link.

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10 Comments Displaying 10 of 10 comments
  • Steve G Fort Collins, CO
    Very creative. Did you have that WWII first aid box in the family or did you find it at an antique store somewhere? I bet it has some stories to tell if it could.
  • Miriam I New York, NY
    Gadget Sponge, you are one of a kind! I enjoy seeing what you do.
  • GadgetSponge.com Shreveport, LA
    Thanks Steve & Miriam! Steve, I actually painted the first aid graphics on the suitcase myself to give the piece a theme. I bought it at an estate sale and the grandson told me the story. So glad it was saved all these years. Now it's got a whole new
  • Um, so what do you use this repurposed item for?
  • Joyce Victorville, CA
    Very creative! I made my old sewing machine base into a table for my computer. It has working wheels on it so I can move it from place to place.
  • GadgetSponge.com Shreveport, LA
    Hello Patti! The repurposed table is now good for a hallway table, or good for a surface top and storage inside in any room of the house.
  • GadgetSponge.com Shreveport, LA
    Hey Joyce! Old sewing machine bases are so strong and great for so many ideas. Your computer table should last for decades!
  • Tracy P Mc Kinney, TX
    we have one we cleaned up and made for Blue ray storage! looks great and works!!
  • Valerie South Africa
    Love the red!
  • GadgetSponge.com Shreveport, LA
    Congrats Tracy and thanks Valerie!!
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