Vintage Sewing Machine

2 Materials
$25
6 Hours
Easy
Sewing machine cabinet
This machine was a consignment piece. The machine belonged to my client's mother who had passed away.
I forgot to take a picture before taking the top off the stand. But here I have it upside down on a bench.  I sanded the top and the drawers a bit ut did not want to risk doing more damage than what was already done.   I removed the knobs off the drawers.
I applied 2 coats of Rustoleum black spray paint and used gold acrylic paint to highlight the Singer brand.
The client did not want me to sand off the top more than I had to.  This is part of the memory she has of using this machine as a child.  I stained it with Minwax and applied 2 coats of polycrylic. I painted the rest of the machine with Annie Sloan Old White, 2 coats.
The client bought the hardware. They were heavy cast iron handles which I think really suit the piece. She was thrilled.
Suggested materials:
  • Annie Sloan Old White chalk paint, Minwax stain
  • Polycrylic
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