Sewing Machine Base Becomes a Beauty

Cheap find at an auction; $4. It was covered in rust, dust, spider webs, etc. I think it had been in a barn for a long time.
Rusty & dusty sewing machine base.
Rusty & dusty sewing machine base.
Scrubbing (brillo pads are the best) outdoors with a hose nearby to wash away the icky stuff. I used a wire brush also.
Painted after cleaning
Painted after cleaning
A good rust preventative spray paint is the best.
The finished product.
The finished product.
Next, I visited a monument business. I asked to see their remnant pieces of marble. With measurements in hand, we found this perfect (and obscenely heavy) white marble slab, a perfect compliment to the black base.

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  • Cou5052461
    on Jan 21, 2017

    I didn't even know monument/headstone stores sold remnants. I'm assuming, by what you said about this piece being "perfect", that it wasn't altered in any way. How much did you pay for your piece?

    • X
      on Aug 7, 2017

      A little bit of odd going back and forth here.....I am interested also in how much the marble slab cost.....I saw the question...did I overlook the answer?

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  • Swan Road Designs
    on Oct 24, 2015

    Jean F. Klutz, if you have a monument business (grave headstones) in your area, call them and ask them if they will sandblast your piece. Or, check with a large auto/body shop. They do sandblasting or pellet blasting. They might be able to help you.

  • Michelle
    on Jan 21, 2017

    i did this same thing but was able to obtain a marble candy making slab for $10.00 at an estate sale.

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