Sunday, November 15, 2009

Singer Sewing Table Restoration: Part II

Remember this? Well, I've got a start on it with some seriously good paint stripper and a lot of elbow grease. And I'd say after a good couple of hours, I'm about 10% of the way there... This green stuff likes to stay on! (A most excellent stress reliever, though. My grandma sits by me with a cup of hot water and lemon and we chat while I scrub.)
So far, one side looks pretty great, although there are heaps of green flecks on the decorative part. And the top (below) is also looking a lot less green, too.

On closer inspection, the wrought iron base and treadle is also very rusty - I think I'm going to have to get some rust remover and/or some glossy black spray paint for it, but I'll see what it looks like post-greenness.

7 comments:

  1. I love that, what do we call it, carving?

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  2. Yes LPC, I think that's right, although they're almost more of a wooden embellishment, as they seem to have been stuck on many moons ago. Dastardly catchers of old paint, though!! Very pretty now I look at them again...

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  3. Fabulous job! I love that your gran sits with you while you work on her old machine - beautiful symbiosis! K

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  4. Thanks Kylie! You're right - lovely symbiosis -I hadn't thought of it like that before :) x

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  5. that looks wonderful - we have one exactly the same! although my mum had the wooden cover removed at some point and replaced with a marble top, so now it is a gorgeous little table (although now that I see yours you remind my that the treadle has disappeared on ours too... hmmmm mystery!)

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  6. What a wonderful restoration project!

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