Wednesday, June 2, 2010

1947





Last Labor Day weekend I happened upon a yard sale up the street from my parents house. That is where I found this piece for $10. Since then it has sat in the garage along with some other furniture pieces that need some help.

I decided that I would paint it since the legs were in pretty bad shape and the wood veneers were all scratched up. I sanded and painted it and then painted again. First I painted it 'society hill blue' but, wasn't sure if I liked it so I changed it to 'swiss coffee' and now love it.




Inside a surprise.





A Singer sewing machine. I have yet to see if it works but, it needs a bobbin plate to start.





I researched the serial number and found out the model was manufactured in 1947. Even if I don't get around to fixing up the machine right away I love it for it's history and the table looks quite nice as a decorative or serving piece.
Definitely worth the $10 price tag

7 comments:

Andrea said...

What an excellent find! I have my grandmother's table-top Singer from the same year, and it too is missing part of the bobbin mechanism. Hopefully I find a replacement one day, and I hope you do too!

Dacia said...

gorgeous! love it in white

Claire Louise Milne said...

perfect! I think the white brings out the nice detail. I love swiss coffee. And it looks so beautiful next to your lovely floors.

kim said...

love love love! have to agree with everyone else that it looks great in the white/swiss coffee color. awesome find there.

Amy said...

I LOVE this table. The color is perfect!

thefabledneedle (jen) said...

wow, neat! i would love to stumble upon something like that!

i like the white a lot btw.

LeeAnn said...

What a great re-do! Like night and day! I have a couple of old sewing tables I am using as end tables too. Now I am itching to paint them....