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I had the opportunity to repurpose a singer sewing machine base. My brother in law came across an old discarded singer metal base a few years ago. He asked my sister Nicole and I to refinish this for him. This was at the end of the period where Nicole and I were winding down on our partnership of Double Arrow Designs. You can read that story here. So this discarded unfinished singer sewing base remained in my yard for another few years.
Fast forward to this year. I have reclaimed Double Arrow Designs on my own and have expanded my design posts to incorporate not only furniture, but homegoods and apparel. While I was painting my wrought iron bed frame, which you can read about here, my eye kept going to this singer sewing base. It was really amazing because my sister was in from San Fransisco visiting and had the opportunity to help me with these projects. I had finished a similar project when I refinished old patio furniture over the summer, you can read that here.
Steps I took to repurpose a sewing Machine Base
- Because this has been out in the elements, I needed to first sand down any rust, or flaking paint I used Metal bristle brushes to get into the ornate areas.
- Spread a large tarp in an open area. Spray paint goes everywhere if you aren’t careful!
- Use Rustoleum 2x paint and primer in black satin finish.
- Place piece upside down to and spray light coats to avoid dripping
- Once Dry flip piece onto correct side and continue spraying in even coats, walk around the piece to see it from every angle and continue to spray.
- Once completely dry. Add felt tabs on bottom of feet to avoid scratching floors.
- Add top and secure firmly to base. My Brother In Laws, son milled a piece of wood to a custom size to fit this piece.
- seal wood with a polyurethane This table top was done in a satin finish.
- Accessorize and enjoy!
Options For Tops:
- reclaimed pallet cut & sized
- vintage wooden box
- Marble slab cut to size
- old table top resized
Check out my Pinterest page here. I have saved variations of this on my Pinterest board “repurposed Furniture” Take a look for some really fun creative ideas!