Singer Sewing Machine Conversion to Desk - could use your thoughts!

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Do you think I should have used legs for this desk? I built the top from a solid maple antique farm table and used iron hinges and pull to compliment the black base. Would you keep them if the iron base was switched out?
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e the singer sewing machine conversion to desk, painted furniture
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  • William William on Jan 23, 2017
    It looks great as it is! I wouldn't do anything to it.

  • Haysha S. Haysha S. on Jan 24, 2017
    I agree! Absolutely gorgeous! I think the hinges add a nice touch even if you switch out the legs, but I love the way it looks with those legs!

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jan 24, 2017
    I wouldn't change anything, I love the vintage look! Thank you for sharing! Where are you going to put it in your home?

  • Lindy Lindy on Jan 24, 2017
    If you do anything more to change this it will lose it's original look, My opinion is to leave it as it is as it is lovely and still retains the look of the old nostalgic original purpose while incorporating the new use as a desk.

  • Laura Grace Rushton Laura Grace Rushton on Jan 24, 2017
    The only thing I would change, if anything at all, is crackle glaze the white with a black crackle. But it is beautiful!!

  • Pat Pat on Jan 24, 2017
    Looks beautiful. I have an old sewing machine base that was made into an occasional table and it's beautiful.

  • Kathleen Kathleen on Jan 25, 2017
    I did this using just an old table top. Sometimes I would rock the treadle as I worked- I think your friend will love it!

  • Martine Rasmussen Martine Rasmussen on Jan 25, 2017
    I'd leave it exactly as it is. Love the mix of the black base with white desk and wooden table top. The hinges and draw pull bring it all together. In my opinion I wouldn't add black crackle to the white as one suggested as I think that look will date too quickly.

  • Lucy Marie Bernier Lucy Marie Bernier on Jan 25, 2017
    Did a great job, keep the legs it adds characuter ,and lets the viewer know what it use to be!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • Porta Verde Studio Porta Verde Studio on Jan 25, 2017
    Thank you all for the feedback and compliments!πŸ˜€

  • Dorothy Cooper Dorothy Cooper on Jan 26, 2017
    It looks beautiful ! I wouldn't change a thing , at least you will still have part of the desk that is an antique !

  • Faith Rosborough Faith Rosborough on Jan 26, 2017
    I think it's awesome just the way it is! It has inspired me to do that with my own treadle base (which I've had for 6 years). Do not change a thing!

  • Brenda Brenda on Jan 27, 2017
    I think it looks nice! Personally, I would probably distress the white a little to blend in with the black sewing machine bottom.

  • Yel9288462 Yel9288462 on Jan 27, 2017
    This looks very nice and I like that it is functional. I took a singer base and sanded it down then painted it forest green. Later, I took an old up-right piano apart that was otherwise junk and saved the board under the keys. After much sanding, staining it burgundy, and clear coating it at least 10 thin coats, It looks great and my wife loves it. I enjoy repurposing things rather that just throwing them away.