Asked on Jan 7, 2014

Old sewing machine

Jeanette SKaren HodgeDebbi W


we have a very old sewing know, those that has the pedal and a large wheel at the bottom. It has been sitting outside for years and bad condition. What can i do to salvage it and make something new of it. I don't have much money to put into it.
7 answers
  • Moxie
    on Jan 7, 2014

    I have seen some cool posts here on Hometalk where they used sewing machine table legs (that are often decorative metal) as table legs and they were pretty cool.

  • Jasmin
    on Jan 7, 2014

    Like this :) But there are SO MANY variations out there - google search images using keywords like Repurposed sewing machine

  • Nancy Merrell
    Nancy Merrell
    on Jan 7, 2014

    If in good enough shape you could paint and use as an accent table.

  • Andrea smith
    Andrea smith
    on Jan 7, 2014

    take out the sewing machine, Put glass over the top with a pretty doiley. I made a sink out of one that I am very proud of. Just not easy to dust.

  • Debbi W
    Debbi W
    on Jan 7, 2014

    I have 2, they are very strong and can be used as a table base. I have one with a solid wood round top for dinning and one with a glass top as a side table. Wash it with pressure washer to remove any loose rust, then spray paint with a good primer, then any color, you will love how it looks I'm sure. Good luck just have fun with it.

  • Karen Hodge
    Karen Hodge
    on Jan 8, 2014

    use it as a table.

  • Jeanette S
    Jeanette S
    on Jan 8, 2014

    You may want to take the wooden part off so you can properly wash down, dry and redo the base. Clean and brush down with a wire brush. Use rust inhibitor and then paint with Rustoleum primer...we painted mine glossy red! I then put a scrap of granite on top and use it as a table on my porch. That Rustoleum paint comes in several metal colors...we have a copper bench on the porch. As for the wood part....? What you do depends on the condition and how much money/time you want to invest in it. I was given only a base.

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