Monday, June 1, 2015

A Little "Roadside" Project

I just happened to "rescue" an old Singer sewing machine that was headed to Goodwill. The sewing machine didn't have any sentimental value to me so we decided to repurpose it. We took it apart, saving the parts of projects yet unknown. This is how I operate. I don't know what I'm using this or that for. I just know that I will.  Then one day. Wallah, we are in the throes  of a project and we are putting together pieces from here and pieces from there.  That's how this project came together. We had this sewing machine base and we tossed about several different ideas.  It was going to be a desk. It was going to be a table.  It was going to be a desk, and back and forth.  Then one evening I saw tables rounds at Lowe's and decided, definitely a table.  So last weekend I went to Lowe's, bought a table round....

and....wasn't satisfied. Do you ever do that?  I looked at it. Tilted my head from one side to the other. Looked at it some more and went to bed with that look on my face that said "that just doesn't look right."  So, I woke up around 1:30 am, very normal wake up time # 1 for me, and as I'm lying there, I start thinking....wait a minute, don't we already have a table top.  YES!! We picked up a table top from the side of the road at a neighbor's house a couple of years ago.  They were cleaning out the basement and had hauled everything to the road. Kristen called and told me about the table top and I met her up there and we loaded it up and brought it home.  Needless to say, the Lowe's table top lost out.  I cleaned this old table top with Murphy's oil soap.

I think she turned out beautifully.  She is the perfect size for our small kitchen. Perfect size for the two of us, now that the nest is empty.  No need for traipsing back and forth to the dining room every meal.  Yeah, I think I'm in love.

James used two by fours to build up the base to the correct dining height.

That man right there. Yes! that one!  He's the one that makes all the projects happen.
I dream them. He looks at me real funny, then makes my dreams come true. 

Thanks for stopping in and taking  a look at our new kitchen table.

She sure turned out well. I think so anyway.

Until we meet again.  Fifi. 

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Unknown said...

I have an old Singer base I added a top to and use as a desk! I love your table, it is perfect, and a good rescue is always fun!

Unknown said...

Thank you Susan! I would love to see your desk. We are getting ready to make a desk out of an old flatbed trailer that belonged to my husband's grandfather.