Repurposed Treadle Sewing Machine

I love treadle sewing machines. My mom always had one. We actually used it on occasions too. That bullet shaped bobbin always intrigued me.
I was fortunate to pick up this one, but so much of it was missing and it had a lot of damage.For this sewing machine, I planned to use the base. I'll use the other parts for other things.
I cleaned it up and painted it in semi gloss black enamel.
I was lucky to snag this table top up from a friend cleaning out his "stuff". Because the wooden top was large, I tried it on for size.

Not bad! It could sport itself as a "table for two"!
The wood is beautiful. The more I sanded the more the grain came out.
I stained it in my favorite stain of late (I'm crushing this reddish tint). Then applied polyurethane.
The table top and sewing machine base look like they belong. It is a perfect fit!
Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations
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  • Pj Pj on Feb 08, 2019

    Hi! Please tell me about the prep that you did on the sewing machine base. I have one like it that would be lovely to put into use as a base for ...? (fill the blank). It is rusty and I don't quite know how to begin.

    Thank you for the inspiration. Love your table for two! pj stitches!

  • Nancy Bailey Nancy Bailey on Feb 16, 2019

    How did you attach the top to the base? Thanks!

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