UpCycled Old Singer Sewing Machine

Lisa Marci
by Lisa Marci
2 Days
This is what I started out with. Purchased for $25.00 on a Facebook tag sale site.
It was very easy to take the sewing machine off just a few screws. The same with the left side drawers were broken and not able to fix them.
Using some Coke I cleaned up the knobs on the draws.
I then added a piece of 1/4 inch birch plywood over the top of the table to cover where the sewing machine hole was. I had Home Depot cut it for me to specs. I used liquid nails adhesive and clamps and glued the top down. (sorry did not take pictures of that step.
This is what the desktop looks like after the first coat of stain and polyurethane. I put 2 coats of stain and then sanded it. I also put two coats of polyurethane with a light sanding in between each coats.
Final step was to spray paint the base wrought Iron with a Bight Red Rust-Oleum spray paint. It took 2 cans and then I used a gold to hit the SINGER. The intent for this project was to use it as a plant stand.
This is the end result. I just love how it came out!
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  • George George on Jul 31, 2017

    Wait, what did you do with the sewing machines!

  • Victoria Victoria on Aug 12, 2021

    Is it worth to clean up n maybe make a buck out of the sewing machines since i hve 2

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  • Donna Donna on Dec 27, 2017

    I have my mom's sewing machine on my front porch. I have been trying to figure out how to redo it. This will be my spring work project!

  • Kim Casper Kim Casper on Jun 15, 2018

    Tre cool 😎