DIY projects, DIY Projects & Decor

Antique Sewing Machine Makeover

I have been keeping a look out for an old sewing machine base and I was lucky enough to happen upon one for $45! These babies usually go for over $100!

This one needed a good cleaning. After wiping it down though, it still looked dull and rusty. I found a product called Rust-oleum Rust Reformer. It covers metal with a black protective covering that stops rust and allows you to paint over it. I liked the way it looked straight out of the spray can. The mat finish was perfect.

I did cover the Singer logo and the sides with blue tape. They still had the original gold tone I wanted to maintain.

The top was made from wood I had stashed. I used Dark Walnut to stain it.

The handles on the sides were a 50% off buy from Hobby Lobby. They have the best knobs and handles!!!

This beauty is not going to make it to my booth. I’m keeping this one! 🙂

But I will be keeping my eyes open for another sewing machine base! Or two!

Antique Sewing Machine Makeover

DIY Projects & Decor

Habitat Restore Headboard Find

Habitat Restore is a fabulous place to find treasures. I’m usually there a couple of times a week – More if I’m looking for something in particular.

For the first time ever, I came across a headboard for a king size bed. Not a common find at my Habitat store!  The color is “non-traditional”, but perfect for my room.

Habitat Restore carries a lot of the materials you would need for a DIY makeover… paintbrushes, caulk, paint trays, tools, hardware, and wood. The prices are C.H.E.A.P.!

Check out your local Habitat. Even if you don’t think you need something, it’s almost guaranteed you will walk away with something “you just have to have”. 😉

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$45.00 bargain from the local Habitat Restore. Perfect color for my newly repainted bedroom.
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The color of the headboard is a blue-ish gray. It was meant to be mine. 🙂

Here’s some other “finds” from the Habitat Restore.

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Sanding, paint, and new hardware gave this old desk a new life.
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I have two of these chairs. $15.00 each. I have seen almost identical chairs in the Ballard Designs catalog for hundreds of dollars.
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This chair was $10.00. Just needed a little glue. I added a cushion and DONE. 😀

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