What to do with old sewing machine

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  • Jennifer Jennifer on Apr 30, 2018
    Is it no longer useable? Are you undecided on whether or not to give it to Goodwill?

    • Tanne Tanne on Apr 30, 2018
      Want to recyle it into something I would use such as something in flower garden. Don't want just as antique even if it is old and you pedal to make it go. Sides are wrought-iron in scroll design, have any ideas?

  • Carol Jmaglio Carol Jmaglio on Apr 30, 2018
    Yes, sell it, considered an antique

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Apr 30, 2018
    Donate it to a shelter or nursing home....they can use it for crafts and repairs

  • Jennifer Jennifer on Apr 30, 2018
    I have one of those old antique sewing machines just like that and I just use it as a table in front of one of my windows. I put a lamp on it. I plan on painting it, just haven't had time since I've already got several projects going on now. I've seen where people paint them and use them as a vanity or even an entry table. You could even use it in the kitchen, I haven't seen that yet. If it's tall enough to be an island, that would be nice.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Apr 30, 2018
    I have used one of the bases as a occasional table in the living room, topped with glass.... I have seen the DIY tv guys use them as: bathroom vanity bases, entry tables (with the wood machine case)... Pinterest.com should have ideas for you too

  • Sally Frazier Sally Frazier on May 02, 2018
    I have an old Singer and I display it with the Singer machine up as opposed to down inside the case. I practice Reiki and I have the machine displayed in front of a window with plants, painted watering cans, old antique pincushions, and small painted boxes. and of course, some crystals, an abalone sage shell. the machine is a great display piece and is also the first item people gravitate to when they walk in that room. I would never paint it/ the original finish is beautiful/ Hope that gives you some ideas.