What are some clever ways to use an old sewing machine base?

This belonged to my grandmother (1920-1940). I have used the base as a porch table, but would like to find other ways to use it.

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  • Sharon sherwood Sharon sherwood on Dec 12, 2017
    you can it as a small table in living room, dining room ,etc. i’ve Seen it done and it is beautiful. Decorate it as you would any other small side piece.

  • Gail Gail on Dec 12, 2017
    A desk. That may or may not require a larger top, depending on size work area desired.

    A vanity for a small lavatory. Nostalgic but quite attractive in a rustic or country farm style bathroom.

    A Kitchen island. If extra height is needed, build a box base to set it on. Casters would allow it to be moved if & when necessary.

    Along that line, that make great serving carts. Add casters to feet or rolling base, towel bars on each end. What's better than that?


  • Gail Gail on Dec 12, 2017
    Oops -- hope these suggestions inspire you.

  • 62q10370829 62q10370829 on Dec 12, 2017
    Is it all wood? Paint it. Put a bottom in it & store your sewing stuff in it. Coffee station or tea or hot chocolate. End table, by front door to put your purse in with hat & gloves with key hanging thing above it. Add shelf under it for flower or shoes or basket for misc. Good luck.

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Dec 12, 2017
    Add a tray with an old fashioned tea service.